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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

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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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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