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A New Hope On Oil, LNG Reviews. What About For Coal?

01.29.16 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

Climate test, revised process should apply to thermal coal export proposals, too Many in our community are celebrating this week after Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced supplementary steps for resource projects currently under federal review. Projects like Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion and the Petronas-led LNG […]

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Liberal MP’s Invite Dogwood to Keep the Conversation Going

12.18.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, No Tankers |  Arie Ross

Dogwood organizers in the ridings of North Vancouver and Burnaby North Seymour had an opportunity to experience the Liberal government’s promise of openness and transparency when they met with newly elected MPs Jonathan Wilkinson and Terry Beech last week. It was the first opportunity Dogwood volunteers had had to meet their representatives and talk about […]

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Fraser River coal port approval undermines Paris negotiations

12.02.15 | Beyond Coal, Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER, B.C., COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – On the very same day the historic COP21 climate talks commenced in Paris, Port Metro Vancouver approved a new thermal coal port on British Columbia’s Fraser River to ship the toxic fuel to coal-fired power plants in Asia. Monday’s approval to move millions of tonnes of U.S. thermal coal annually […]

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New MP Carla Qualtrough is really speaking Delta’s language!

11.18.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

Monday was a big day for the Dogwood Initiative coal team. Hon. Carla Qualtrough sat down with us and committed to asking Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna to put a hold on the Fraser Surrey Docks coal transshipment proposal until the environmental assessment process can be overhauled! Yes, the feeling is pretty surreal. Since 1968 […]

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Renewed hope for Dogwood’s Beyond Coal team

11.04.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Laura Benson

Two post-election updates from members of our Beyond Coal team. Another bottle of champagne, please The weekend after the federal election the Ross family in Tsawwassen uncorked a bottle of champagne. That’s because on Oct. 19 – for the first time since the election of 1968 when the coal port was first built at Roberts […]

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If our MP won’t turn up in Ladner, how can she stand up for us in Ottawa?

09.22.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

On a sunny Saturday in Ladner, over 150 Delta residents attended an all-candidates forum to find out who can best represent the values of Delta residents, and who will stand strong for our farmland, fisheries and way of life. Dogwood’s organizing team in Delta joined forces with Citizens Against Port Expansion and other groups to […]

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They heard from us anyway – thousands of us

08.31.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Laura Benson

On a late summer Friday in Ladner, even the local fishmonger was clamouring to give the port authority a piece of his mind. Seven Dogwood Initiative organizers had gathered at the shopping centre where Port Metro Vancouver has its only “community office” to round up last-minute comments from local residents on Fraser Surrey Docks’ proposal […]

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