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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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Fraser Surrey Docks environmental assessment announcement leaves more questions than answers

09.13.13 | Media |  Dogwood

Just days after news more than 24,000 people have signed petitions opposing further expansion of coal exports, Port Metro Vancouver announced it will require Fraser Surrey Docks to conduct further environmental assessment ahead of a decision on its coal terminal proposal. “Clearly the groundswell of public concern over this expansion project forced the port to […]

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Opposition to Vancouver coal export expansion gains momentum

09.10.13 | Media |  Dogwood

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) – As Port Metro Vancouver considers the Fraser Surrey Docks proposal, which would turn Vancouver into the largest exporter of coal in North America, opposition to coal export proposals continues to grow in the Lower Mainland. Over the summer, Dogwood Initiative collected 12,800 new signatures on a petition opposing the expansion of coal […]

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Taking the leap: Election team captain dishes on her experience

06.26.13 | Election - BC 2013, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dogwood

I’ve always loved nature, but in my home of the U.K. we’ve pretty much removed all the wilderness we had, including 90 per cent of the forest and all of the large mammals except deer. When I moved to B.C. in 2011 to experience the big outdoors on a working holiday visa, I couldn’t believe […]

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