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Dogwood goes to Enbridge 2010 AGM

06.03.10 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

One of the most difficult aspects of trying to stop large corporations like Enbridge from bringing oil tankers to our coast is an intrinsic imbalance of power and accountability. Enbridge has tanker loads of money, which give them significant power and influence in the public domain; but they’re only truly accountable to their private, individual […]

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Want an Oil Tanker Ban? Tell the Federal Liberals

06.03.10 | Actions, Let BC Vote |  Eric Swanson

Watch this video to get a sense of the historic ‘Solidarity Gathering of Nations’ event that took place in Kitimaat Village on May 29th. Then click here to write a letter to coastal members of parliament, and leadership with the Liberal Party of Canada asking for a permanent, legislated oil tanker ban for BC’s north […]

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Deepwater Horizon Spill: What This Means for British Columbia

04.30.10 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

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Parents and Kids Against Tankers

04.26.10 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Guest blog by Bobby Arbess, Victoria BC In response to Dogwood’s call for grassroots action to stop tankers, a little No Tankers banner action took place on the Galloping Goose switch bridge over the Trans-Canada highway (Victoria) at rush hour Friday, April 9th. The call around went through the network of  Parents and Children for […]

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Pledger Makes Posters

04.21.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Eric Swanson

In Mid-March we put out the call for people to make pledges of personal action to stop oil tankers and pipelines from fouling BC’s rivers and coast. The results have been amazing! Hundreds of people, from all across Canada made pledges, which clearly demonstrates the strength our grassroots No Tankers movement. The idea behind the […]

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Coastal First Nations declare ban on tankers

03.25.10 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

A pivotal moment in the collaborative campaign to keep BC’s coast oil tanker free occurred on March 23rd, 2010.   Click here to download a copy of the declaration, accompanied by a News Release and Backgrounder Click here to watch a longer CBC video of the press conference

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RBC: Bankrolling the Tar Sands

03.03.10 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

The responsibility for the damage caused by tar sands projects doesn’t stop with the oil companies. It continues on to the banks and investors that finance the industry. On March 3rd, 2010 Dogwood staff and Victoria residents showed up at the Royal Bank of Canada’s Victoria headquarters to draw attention to RBC’s role as Canada’s […]

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A Public Relations War on all Fronts

03.01.10 | Commentary |  Eric Swanson

BC government aims to win hearts and minds in battle to open the province up to more mining, oil and gas Beyond rhetoric about improving competitiveness and establishing the province as a centre for innovation, among the most concrete strategies suggested in the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources 2010/11-2012/13 Service Plan are government […]

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