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Vancouver beach virtually destroyed by oil tanker spill with innovative technology stunt

11.12.14 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 12, 2014 Vancouver beach virtually destroyed by oil tanker spill with innovative technology stunt VANCOUVER – Citizen group Dogwood Initiative illustrated the catastrophic damage an oil spill could cause to British Columbia’s coast with an innovative digital art installation in English Bay today. No wildlife were harmed in the making of […]

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Energy executive blasts Kinder Morgan review as “fraudulent,” quits

11.02.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Dogwood

Marc Eliesen has withdrawn as an intervenor in the federal government’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion project, detailing his reasons for quitting in a scathing 1,500 word letter to the National Energy Board. Eliesen is the former CEO of B.C. Hydro and the former Chair of Manitoba Hydro. A […]

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Democracy in action – Esquimalt

10.31.14 | Commentary, Election - municipal 2014 |  Dogwood

“Democracy in action” captured the scene this week at a lively all-candidates meeting in Esquimalt. It was standing room only as 14 candidates vied for the votes of more than 200 local residents. Co-sponsored by Esquimalt United Church and Dogwood Initiative, the session focused on ecological concerns: oil tankers off our coast, renewable energy, sewage […]

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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John

09.15.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far […]

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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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