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Royal Bank Target of New Campaign

03.02.09 | Actions, Beyond Coal, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Some snow had fallen overnight in Vancouver, and though the streets were clear by morning the chill of it remained, penetrating painfully into hands and feet. A group of us were standing opposite the monolithic Vancouver Convention Center, the faux white sail roof standing as a striking architectural tribute to the power of wind and […]

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Tar Sands and Tankers Part 1: Our Abundant Coast

01.08.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    Enbridge Inc, a Calgary-based pipeline company, wants to bring tar sands tankers to British Columbia’s north coast. This opening segment in Dogwood Initiative’s 4 part series will introduce you to the abundance of British Columbia’s coast, which includes the shores and waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest. Send a link to this video […]

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Tar Sands and Tankers Part 2: Albertan Ambitions

01.08.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    Enbridge Inc, a Calgary-based pipeline company, wants to bring tar sands tankers to British Columbia’s coast. In this, the second in a series of four videos by Dogwood Initiative, the interests of Alberta’s tar sands companies are revealed as being behind ambitions to bring oil tankers to British Columbia’s rainforest coast. Send a […]

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Tar Sands and Tankers Part 3: The Exxon Valdez

01.08.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    Enbridge Inc, a Calgary-based pipeline company, wants to bring tar sands tankers to British Columbia’s coast. In this, the third in a series of four videos by Dogwood Initiative, the Exxon Valdez oil spill is re-visited. The coastline of Alaska is much like the coastline of northern British Columbia. Is it worth the […]

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Tar Sands and Tankers Part 4: Modeling a BC Spill

01.08.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    Enbridge Inc, a Calgary-based pipeline company, wants to bring tar sands tankers to British Columbia’s coast. In this, the last in a series of four videos by Dogwood Initiative, the consequences of a major oil spill in the waters of BC’s north coast are modelled. Send a link to this video to your […]

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Switch Banks to Slow Climate Change

01.07.09 | Actions, Retired Campaigns |  Eric Swanson

Recap The satisfACTION post on Dec 18th invited readers to add their support to the 5 Point Action Plan of the newly minted ‘Citizens Concerned About Coalbed Methane’. Hundreds of people have since signed onto the plan, some of whom included personal comments By supporting the Coalbed Methane Action Plan, you are helping to fight […]

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Twitching to Get Some Action

12.18.08 | General |  Eric Swanson

Recap The  satisfACTION post on Dec 9th gave readers the opportunity to make a difference by attending a rally opposing the province’s inconsistent actions on coalbed methane, or by calling TV stations to ask for coverage of the government’s decision to put a moratorium on development in BC’s Sacred Headwaters while at the same time […]

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Coalbed Methane Rallies in Fernie and Princeton

12.09.08 | Actions, Retired Campaigns |  Eric Swanson

Recapping The Call-In The last satisfACTION post gave an account of a recent issue ‘call-in’, where hundreds and hundreds of people across BC and Alberta picked up the phone and called the office of BC Premier Gordon Campbell and Shell Canada President Brian Straub, asking them to keep coalbed methane drilling from happening in BC’s […]

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