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Port Approves New Coal Port Despite Overwhelming Opposition

08.21.14 | Beyond Coal, Election - municipal 2014, Media |  Dogwood

Today British Columbia’s largest nonpartisan democracy group called on local and provincial officials to stand up for B.C. after Port Metro Vancouver approved a permit for Fraser Surrey Docks to build a U.S. thermal coal transshipment facility. “The provincial government has the responsibility to live up to its climate targets and protect the health of […]

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Dogwood Initiative reacts to Oregon coal port denial

08.18.14 | Beyond Coal, Media |  Dogwood

August 18, 2014 – Communities and advocates across Oregon are celebrating a huge victory today as the Department of State Lands rejected an application from Ambre Energy to build an 8 million tonne coal export facility at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River. “American thermal coal companies want west coast communities to shoulder […]

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"Not our jurisdiction"

07.25.14 | Commentary, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

For a hot week of prime vacation time, July 14-21 was abnormally busy in the riding of Comox Valley as local residents joined organizers from Dogwood and LeadNow for well-attended council meetings to showcase how much influence Alberta money has in local B.C. politics. Picture, if you will, this imaginary scenario: you live in a […]

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Summer in B.C.: rockstars, roughnecks, rights and title

07.08.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Staff profiles |  Dogwood

Kai Nagata, Energy & Democracy Director: How can you tell a campaign is starting to pick up serious momentum? I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to notice some signs: fist-bumps from guys I haven’t hung out with since high school, saying “nice job on Global News, man”. Two college students yelling over the […]

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Time for Clark to make good on her Enbridge election promise

06.17.14 | Let BC Vote, Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

Vancouver, June 17 2014 – British Columbia’s largest nonpartisan democracy group today called on Premier Christy Clark to hold fast to her election promise and stand up for British Columbia against Enbridge’s pipeline and oil tanker proposal. “Premier Clark said it best. Nobody can force this pipeline through our province if the people here don’t […]

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Spill cleanup plans do not buy consent on Gateway

05.13.14 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

Newly announced federal measures to focus on oil spill cleanup and prevention do not equate to consent from British Columbians to build the Northern Gateway Pipeline, a Dogwood Initiative spokesperson said today. “For this pipeline to be built, First Nations along the route as well as a democratic majority of British Columbians would have to […]

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Following Kitimat victory, Dogwood launches LetBCvote.ca

04.13.14 | Let BC Vote, Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

Despite spending unlimited money on advertising and flying in canvassers from Calgary, Enbridge’s crude oil pipeline and tanker proposal has been handed a resounding electoral defeat by the people of Kitimat. “This shows what happens when you actually give people the chance to vote on Enbridge’s proposal,” said Kai Nagata, Energy & Democracy Director at […]

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Organizing beyond the classroom

03.15.14 | Beyond Coal, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dogwood

Grace and Fiana, two Grade 11 students who attend New Westminster Secondary, are founders of the Youth Initiative – a small but dedicated group of students organizing around key issues in their community. On a sunny February afternoon, I joined seven students at their school for a training workshop they led to help their peers […]

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