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Not the kind of port reform we were hoping for

12.15.14 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Laura Benson

Just when you thought public input into major resource export proposals couldn’t be undermined any more than it already has, you get something like Bill C-43. This omnibus bill, which was introduced this fall and is likely to go to a vote any day now, could give port authorities like Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) and […]

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I’ll never forget where I was when the coal decision came down

12.01.14 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

I don’t think I’ll ever forget where I was when I found out Port Metro Vancouver approved the Fraser Surrey Docks coal export expansion facility this past August. I was sitting on the Amtrak Coastal Starlight, staring out the window at the San Francisco Bay Area, contemplating what I’d occupy myself with in Los Angeles […]

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It’s time we got the meaningful, democratic process we deserve

10.22.14 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Lyndsey Easton

Wendy lives in North Delta. She’s been there for nearly 30 years. Wendy’s husband Ted has asthma. Ted’s father and grandfather both died of emphysema, so he’s vigilant about keeping his lungs healthy. Wendy and Ted live less than 100 meters from the train tracks. Most residents in their neighbourhood are adamantly opposed to having […]

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Forty thousand strong and we’re just getting started

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

We had no idea Port Metro Vancouver would approve the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal just last Thursday on Aug. 21. While the timing was a definite shock, the port’s approval was not altogether surprising. Sadly, we knew that despite unprecedented organizing and an outpouring of concern from every corner of the province – 40,000 […]

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Port Approves New Coal Port Despite Overwhelming Opposition

08.21.14 | Beyond Coal, Election - municipal 2014, Media |  Dogwood

Today British Columbia’s largest nonpartisan democracy group called on local and provincial officials to stand up for B.C. after Port Metro Vancouver approved a permit for Fraser Surrey Docks to build a U.S. thermal coal transshipment facility. “The provincial government has the responsibility to live up to its climate targets and protect the health of […]

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If Oregon can do it, why can’t B.C.?

08.18.14 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Laura Benson

Our allies in my native state of Oregon are celebrating a huge victory today as the Department of State Lands rejected an application from Ambre Energy to build an 8 million tonne coal export facility at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River. This is a big deal. Sure, Ambre still has a few […]

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Dogwood Initiative reacts to Oregon coal port denial

08.18.14 | Beyond Coal, Media |  Dogwood

August 18, 2014 – Communities and advocates across Oregon are celebrating a huge victory today as the Department of State Lands rejected an application from Ambre Energy to build an 8 million tonne coal export facility at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River. “American thermal coal companies want west coast communities to shoulder […]

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Coal companies get to decide how many trains should go through your neighbourhood

08.12.14 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Laura Benson

A big U.S coal company just decided it’s going to ship several million more tonnes of thermal coal from Wyoming through B.C. starting next year. It’s not a proposal, they’re just going to do it. The decision was reached behind closed doors between Delta’s Westshore Terminals and coal suppliers Cloud Peak Energy and Westmoreland Coal […]

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