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Dix Says NDP Oil Tanker Stance Applies to Whole Region

04.26.13 | Election - BC 2013, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

On Earth Day, B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix came out publicly against Kinder Morgan’s plans to bring more than 400 oil tankers per year to the waters around Vancouver, Victoria and the Gulf Islands saying: “I don’t think that the port of Metro Vancouver … should become a major oil export port.” Dogwood Initiative applauded […]

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What does the B.C. election mean for No Tankers?

03.12.13 | Election - BC 2013, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

The May 14 provincial election will be a critical moment for the No Tankers network. The next government of B.C. will have the power to stand up to plans to bring more crude oil tankers to our coast, but it’s up to us, British Columbians, to elect strong candidates and to give the next government […]

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Ground-breaking No Tankers motion passed by B.C. local governments

09.27.12 | News, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Today at the Union of B.C. Municipalities meeting in Victoria, B.C.’s local government leaders passed the strongest ever provincial motion opposing the expansion of oil tanker traffic through B.C.’s coast. In the week leading up to the vote more than 2,000 British Columbians wrote unique, personal letters to their local mayor and council encouraging them […]

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Your top 3 tanker questions answered

09.15.12 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

A lot happened on the tankers file over the summer, so it’s no wonder that many of you are asking what all the announcements mean. Here’s our take on your Top 3 questions. 1. Do the five conditions outlined by the B.C. government in July change anything? The only condition that was really new (and […]

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B.C. local governments taking a stand against oil tankers

07.25.12 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

I live a block and half from the ocean. I’m lucky that way. There’s a path that runs the whole length of the north side of the City of Victoria’s outer harbour. I’ll often go down there just to check out what’s happening. At low tide, I can watch the clams squirt jets of water […]

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Enbridge on the defensive with $5 million ad blitz

06.07.12 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Enbridge announced last week a new multimillion-dollar advertising campaign promoting its crude oil pipeline and supertanker project for B.C.’s coast. The ad blitz includes full-page colour ads and 30-second TV ads. An acquaintance of mine sent me an e-mail describing her son’s reaction: “When the TV ad came on last night my son responded by […]

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What does 100,000 mean?

05.06.12 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

I still remember the official launch of the No Tankers campaign like it was yesterday. It was my first day on the job and Dogwood staff and supporters had gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature. Dogwood staffer Charles Campbell was messing around with the P.A. system. Bill Gannon and Rod Marining –  both […]

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Oil tankers and pipelines a voting issue in Chilliwack-Hope?

04.20.12 | Election - BC 2013, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

On Wednesday morning I received an email from Mike in Chilliwack: “I have always voted Liberal but am concerned enough about the environment to have my vote swayed.” In the lead-up to election day yesterday we let our supporters in the riding of Chilliwack-Hope know where all the candidates stood on B.C. pipeline proposals and […]

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