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One step forward, two steps back

03.04.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

In politics, it’s important to remember: Things can change quickly, but they seldom do. Let’s hope Prime Minister Trudeau’s meeting with Premier Christy Clark and the other provincial premiers to develop a long-overdue plan to lower Canada’s lower greenhouse gas emissions is one of those exceptions to the rule. Trudeau, like previous Liberal Prime Ministers, […]

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What’s A Public Hearing Without The Public?

01.25.16 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Guest Writer

Editor’s Note: Dogwood Initiative’s Kai Nagata applied as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan pipeline review but was among the hundreds rejected. For this view inside the hearing room we rely on North Shore NOPE, one of the successful intervenors. Janice Edmonds and I attended the first day of the hearings on Tuesday. We are […]

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The Puck Drops In Burnaby. Which Team Are You Cheering For?

01.19.16 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Dave Mills

For the next ten days, a dwindling body of intervenors will deliver their arguments for and against Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project in a hearing room at the Delta Hotel in Burnaby. Despite the change in government last fall, the Kinder Morgan review is proceeding under Stephen Harper’s rules, with a decision expected […]

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Gitga’at: Another Legal Earthquake for Oil Pipelines

01.13.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

Another bad day for Big Oil, another really good day for No Tankers supporters.  Enbridge and Kinder Morgan’s already torturous path to push unwanted pipelines through British Columbia was hit with another existential earthquake today when the B.C. Supreme Court ruled the “one review / one decision” approval process was invalid and failed to adequately […]

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Kinder Morgan Shambles On Thanks To Zombie NEB

01.12.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Charles Campbell

Around the Dogwood water cooler, we call the NEB a branch of the Zombie Harper Government (ZHG). That’s because Conservative appointees will be running the show until 2020. The ZHG equals the same industry insiders and Conservative donors leading the same flawed process; a regulator not only captured by industry, but given its marching orders […]

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You’ve been downgraded to letter-writer!

09.14.15 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Laura Benson

Revitalizing democracy is hard. Sometimes it means making hard decisions where the correct path isn’t clear. I felt that when it came time to decide whether to submit comments to the National Energy Board (NEB) on the Kinder Morgan pipeline and oil tanker proposal. I was torn. Like my colleague Kai Nagata – and tens […]

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The Ballad of Rich and Bill

08.19.15 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Dear panel, Ms. Young and NEB staff, I have decided to offer my comments on Kinder Morgan’s proposal in the form of a rhyming ballad. Neither the proponent nor the federal government appear to be taking this review process seriously, so I figure neither should we. With apologies to Robert Service, here it is: “The […]

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Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?

07.20.15 | Actions, Commentary, Election - Canada 2015, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to be saying. If you needed evidence that our community organizers have pro-tanker incumbents worried, you only had to pick up the local paper in Parksville a […]

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