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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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Tories, pipeline firms growing apart

01.08.15 | Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Op-Ed |  Dogwood

Written by Kai Nagata – Originally published in the Vancouver Sun, December 23, 2014 A friend of mine works at TransCanada, the company whose proposed Energy East pipeline would connect oil producers in Alberta with refineries and tanker terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick. This fall, we sat down at a bar in Calgary to […]

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Does the MLA for Burnaby North know something we don’t about Kinder Morgan?

12.05.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Kai Nagata

In case you hadn’t heard, the B.C. government has five conditions for any company proposing to transport heavy oil to the coast. The first condition is “Successful completion of the environmental review process.” Under the equivalency agreement signed by the BC Liberals in 2010, the province accepts the outcome of Ottawa’s pipeline approval process as […]

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Where was Premier Clark while Della was being arrested?

11.25.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Kai Nagata

I’m used to singing the national anthem at hockey games, not while watching an RCMP officer put a grandmother in handcuffs. Yesterday, a couple dozen of us walked slowly up Burnaby Mountain behind 74-year-old Della Glendenning, a woman whose worst prior offence, she told us, had been a library fine. We sang a capella as […]

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Premier Clark missing in action as calls grow for independent pipeline review

11.24.14 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

Contact: [Lyndsey Easton] 250 858 9990 x29 Premier Clark missing in action as calls grow for independent pipeline review BURNABY – Fresh polling in a BC Liberal-held riding adjacent to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker terminal reinforces a growing problem across the province: British Columbians have lost confidence in Ottawa’s crude oil pipeline approval process. […]

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Dogwood Initiative disappointed by injunction against Kinder Morgan demonstrators

11.14.14 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

Dogwood Initiative, British Columbia’s largest non-partisan citizen group, today reacted to the B.C. Supreme Court decision to grant an injunction to Kinder Morgan to continue survey work on Burnaby Mountain. “This ruling grapples with an unresolved question that is central to all of our work,” said Will Horter, Dogwood’s Executive Director. “What’s more important? The […]

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Energy executive blasts Kinder Morgan review as “fraudulent,” quits

11.02.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Dogwood

Marc Eliesen has withdrawn as an intervenor in the federal government’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion project, detailing his reasons for quitting in a scathing 1,500 word letter to the National Energy Board. Eliesen is the former CEO of B.C. Hydro and the former Chair of Manitoba Hydro. A […]

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Tough questions for Kinder Morgan at their Twitter town hall

10.22.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Karl Hardin

On Oct. 14 Kinder Morgan hosted a town hall on Twitter. We asked members of our social media amplification network to help flood the Q&A with the kinds of questions the Texas-based oil company would have a hard time answering. Here’s an assortment of questions that represent the mood of the discussion, plucked from a […]

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