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The fox guarding the henhouse

08.13.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Laura Benson

Even recent history has a tendency to repeat itself. One year ago, in the depths of August, top bureaucrats at Port Metro Vancouver approved a permit for a new export terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks to ship thermal coal from the U.S. But Fraser Surrey Docks has gone back to the port authority for a […]

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The evolution of an activist

07.15.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Dogwood volunteer Lorisa Schouela. Originally printed in Common Ground. One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, […]

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Standing strong in solidarity across the border: celebrating the Salish Sea with the Lummi nation

06.09.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

The Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, the Longview coal terminal, and the Fraser Surrey Docks have steep opposition across the border from First Nations and concerned citizens who are united in saying no to increased coal exports through coastal ports – we’re not going away and we stand together to oppose these projects. On […]

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Grumpy cat says ‘Keep that crap outta my sewer’

04.13.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Dogwood

Well folks, this has truly never happened before… Concerned citizens were invited to provide input on a wastewater permit application for the proposed coal port at Fraser Surrey Docks. As you know, there has been overwhelming public concern about the project: from health officials to First Nations to municipal governments – not to mention 49,639 […]

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Strategy video update March 2015

03.11.15 | Beyond Coal, No Tankers, Strategy |  Dogwood

In this video Beyond Coal Director Laura Benson and Energy & Democracy Director Kai Nagata discuss the importance of strong partnerships. Learn how Dogwood got involved with our friends south of the border in the fight to stop U.S. thermal coal exports, take a look ahead to the April 11th coordinated day of action where […]

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My fearless predictions for 2015

01.15.15 | Beyond Coal, Campaigns, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

When I was a little boy, every year at about this time my mother would sit me down for a talk about my priorities for the coming 12 months. Like most kids, I hated the talk. I remember scrambling for something meaningful to say given my favoured time horizon was two hours, not 12 months. […]

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Dogwood reflects

01.14.15 | Beyond Coal, Campaigns, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

Kai Nagata on Let BC Vote On a personal note, it was a huge privilege to join Dogwood last March. The past ten months have been extraordinary. I want to thank staff, organizers and supporters across the country for pulling together in what turned out to be a crucial year. The first real campaign high […]

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You can’t make this stuff up

12.16.14 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Dogwood

On the weekend, B.C.’s Ministry of Energy and Mines posted a pretty audacious media release urging British Columbians to “Stuff your stockings with B.C. coal”. The release paints an awkward holiday picture complete with a Festivus Pole, explaining how everything holiday related somehow has a connection to coal. Minister Bennett ends the release by saying […]

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