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Enbridge blowing smoke on Gateway timeline

06.10.09 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Enbridge is lying to someone…Or shall we say selectively omitting certain truths? After reading this you decide. In any case the oil and gas giant is telling British Columbians one thing, and investors another about the completion date for their Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project. In their outreach to communities along the […]

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Enbridge shareholders push for change

06.01.09 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

Enbridge is in trouble. At the annual meeting this May large numbers of Enbridge’s shareholders threw their weight behind two shareholder resolutions despite the recommendations of the company’s Board to vote against them. Both resolutions targeted the company’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project, which would export Alberta tar sands to Asia. Together the […]

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Mixed waters signal rough road for Enbridge in BC

05.25.09 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

A First Nations delegation – assisted by Dogwood Initiative and Forest Ethics – journeyed from British Columbia to Toronto in early May to tell Enbridge Inc’s shareholders at their annual meeting that their proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project is unacceptable. Prior to the meeting itself, a First Nations “mixing of the […]

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Lisa Raitt target of demonstration

05.22.09 | General |  Eric Swanson

The environmental risk is too high to allow Enbridge’s proposed tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC’s north coast to go ahead. That’s the message Dogwood initiative, Forest Ethics, and representatives of two BC First Nations took to federal Minister of Natural Resources Lisa Raitt this May. Raitt holds pen on Gateway Minister Raitt […]

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Pipeline Companies Pony Up for Liberals

04.23.09 | General |  Eric Swanson

There was a lot of controversy leading up this month’s BC provincial election surrounding Bill 42,  which was designed to limit third party election spending in the 88 days prior to elections. It has since been struck down by the BC Supreme Court. The idea for Bill 42 being that third parties with deep pockets […]

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Complexities of Enbridge’s Gateway Project

04.17.09 | No Tankers |  Eric Swanson

At the invitation of CERES and Ethical Funds, Dogwood Initiative participated in an April 14th, 2009 call-in investor briefing that focused on some of the unique and poorly disclosed risks associated with Enbridge Inc’s proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline/tanker project. As an NGO with an active campaign opposing the project, Dogwood was asked to […]

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First Coal Corporation Under Fire

04.17.09 | Beyond Coal |  Eric Swanson

An interesting struggle is playing out in British Columbia’s northeast. On one side is First Coal Corporation, a privately-held, Vancouver-based junior mining company that is taking heat for illegal road building and a whopper of a clear-cut, probably burning through cash as we speak, and desperate to demonstrate some progress on a bulk sample pit […]

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Pipedreams Community Forums

03.30.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    CFTK news coverage of the ‘Pipedreams’ community forum tour by Friends of Wild Salmon, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, and West Coast Environmental Law that provided a different perspective on Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project to packed houses in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, and Smithers, BC. Speaking […]

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