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126 Teams Created to Oppose Enbridge

09.20.11 | No Tankers, Organizing |  Eric Swanson

So far, over 800 people have signed up as part of our Mob the Mic action to make official statements of opposition to the review panel looking at Enbridge’s oil pipeline and supertanker proposal to B.C.’s coast. We’re close to our goal of 1,000 people signed up. There’s less than 200 to go and just […]

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Enbridge didn’t do it right

08.15.11 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

I was pretty young when Wilmer Miller, my grandfather on my mom’s side, died of cancer. He was a farmer in southeast Saskatchewan, a soft-spoken man of integrity. About the only saying of his that I can personally remember is: “If you’re going to do something, do it right.” I’ve tried to live up to […]

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Why Joe Oliver is rocking the boat

07.21.11 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Canada’s federal Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, came out of the closet this week by making public comments unambiguously supportive of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project. Shocking? Yes and no. No, because it’s been implicitly clear for a long time that Harper’s government supports Northern Gateway. As early as 2008,  Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel […]

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No Tankers: Recharged and reloaded

06.22.11 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

The federal election tested the limits of endurance for Dogwood’s staff and volunteers. Hours were long, new technological ground was constantly being broken and money was tight. Through it all, however, the mission was clear and in the end we saw concrete results from our work. All else being equal, our on-the-ground efforts almost certainly […]

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NDP bill raises tough question for Harper

06.08.11 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

  Today is World Oceans Day, and the federal NDP are using it to make their first substantive policy proposal as Canada’s Official Opposition: a private member’s bill to ban oil supertankers from Canada’s Pacific North Coast. B.C. NDP Members of Parliament Nathan Cullen (Skeena – Bulkley Valley) and Fin Donnelly (New Westminster – Coquitlam) […]

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This is what we did

05.06.11 | Election - Canada 2011, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Expect amazing volunteers, hard work and an idea of what the election results mean for keeping oil tankers off our coast.

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Canada has more to offer the world than oil

04.15.11 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel has been getting a lot of attention lately while pushing his view that his Northern Gateway oil supertanker proposal for B.C.’s coast presents a profound choice. We couldn’t agree more. It does present a profound choice, and one in which British Columbians have clear options heading into the election on May […]

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Liberals, NDP and Greens committed to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast

04.05.11 | Election - Canada 2011, No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

There was a flurry of speculation last week after Pat Daniel was quoted in the Globe and Mail questioning the Liberal’s commitment to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast. Within a day, the NDP had jumped into the fray on their website, asking whether Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff had cut a secret deal on […]

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