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British Columbians will stand up against risky oil tanker and pipeline recommendation

12.19.13 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

Media Release For immediate release 19/12/2013 Contact: Edie Irons, Communications Director (250) 370-9930 ext. 31   British Columbians will stand up against risky oil tanker and pipeline recommendation This afternoon the National Energy Board’s joint review panel (JRP) assessing Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal released its much-anticipated report. Despite overwhelming opposition to the project […]

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Dogwood Reacts to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Project Application

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

This morning, US energy company Kinder Morgan filed a project application with the National Energy Board (NEB) to build a new pipeline to transport diluted bitumen from Alberta to Burnaby. The proposal includes sending more than 400 oil tankers a year through the coastal waters around Vancouver and the Gulf Islands. “Despite the 15,000 pages […]

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A river pilgrimage to the oil sands

11.19.13 | No Tankers |  Dogwood

Six of us set off on a pilgrimage along the Athabasca River this fall, starting at its headlands in Alberta’s ice fields. It’s the largest energy extraction project on the planet and yet it’s out of sight, out of mind for most of us. I’ve never seen the tar sands. I joined this trip because […]

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Port authority assessment of coal facility fails to prove proposal is safe

11.18.13 | Media |  Dogwood

An environmental impact assessment released today of the proposal to expand U.S. coal exports through Fraser Surrey Docks falls far short of assuring the public the proposal would not significantly undermine public health, the environment and community safety. “We were very skeptical from the time this assessment was announced that it would be up to […]

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Port Metro Vancouver being irresponsible by ignoring health officers

11.15.13 | Media |  Dogwood

Contact: Laura Benson, Beyond Coal Campaign Director (604) 353-9527 Port Metro Vancouver being irresponsible by ignoring health officers VANCOUVER – With the release of an environmental impact assessment of the Fraser Surrey Docks coal transfer facility expected any moment, chief medical officers for Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are expressing concern at being shut out of […]

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Dogwood reacts to B.C. and Alberta agreement on pipeline conditions

11.05.13 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – The draft agreement between Premier Christy Clark and Allison Redford announced today indicating the province of Alberta agrees to meet premier Clark’s five conditions raises more questions than answers. Will Horter, Dogwood Initiative’s executive director, said this in response: “While it’s not clear what this agreement will do, it’s pretty clear what the […]

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Coal exports from U.S. sent via B.C. shorten lives in China

10.17.13 | Beyond Coal |  Dogwood

A tired and offensive argument regularly used by the coal industry inspired me to write this piece. It goes something like this: selling coal to China is helping alleviate poverty by providing poor people with cheap electricity – don’t you care about poor people sitting in the dark in China? I take this very personally […]

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Dogwood reacts to B.C. government’s report on oil spill response

10.10.13 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – The Province of B.C. released a study today outlining “necessary improvements to achieve a world-class system to ensure B.C.’s coast is protected from marine oil spills.” Eric Swanson, Dogwood Initiative campaign director, said this in response: “I 100 per cent agree with the premier that we need improvements to deal with existing traffic. […]

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