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BC-STV….what’s next?

06.15.09 | In Depth |  Guest Writer

by Jennie Milligan I used to love election day, not because I was excited about voting, but because I felt heartened to see my fellow citizens doing their civic duty.  I also liked the sense of purpose in the polling place and the seriousness with which the election workers took their duties. Election day gave me […]

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Why carbon taxes won’t work

04.28.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

by Cliff Stainsby Second in a series on climate policy “Ban Carbon Emissions, Don’t Price them: Why Cap and Dividend is the Best Approach” identified five criteria for evaluating various plans to reduce heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions: scale, urgency, certainty, simplicity/transparency, and fairness. A response suggested that my claim that carbon taxes do not meet […]

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Fighting to protect Orcas from oil spills

04.20.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Killer whales in BC remain in trouble despite some recent action by thefederal government to designate their critical habitat.  That is why Dogwood Initiative and other environmentalgroups are in court to force the federal Departments of Fisheries and Oceans(DFO) to use all the tools at its disposal to protect Orcas Declining salmon stocks, physical and […]

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Ban Carbon Emissions, Don’t Price them: Why Cap and Dividend is the Best Approach

04.20.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

by Cliff Stainsby First in a series on climate policy The current debate over carbon taxes versus “Cap and Trade” is wrongheaded on two counts; (1) it treats global warming as an economic issue, and (2) neither carbon taxes nor  “Cap and Trade” will solve the problem. There is a solution that does work and […]

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Pipedreams Community Forums

03.30.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    CFTK news coverage of the ‘Pipedreams’ community forum tour by Friends of Wild Salmon, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, and West Coast Environmental Law that provided a different perspective on Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project to packed houses in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, and Smithers, BC. Speaking […]

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Tar Sands Tankers Threaten Endangered Orcas

01.29.09 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Killer whales in BC are in trouble. The Departments of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) failure to protect critical habitat has lead Dogwood Initiative to join a lawsuit filed by Ecojustice demanding their protection. Declining salmon stocks, physical and acoustic disturbance from increased shipping, toxic contamination from industrial activities, and acoustic impacts from dredging, seismic testing […]

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Tar Sands and Tankers Part 1: Our Abundant Coast

01.08.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    Enbridge Inc, a Calgary-based pipeline company, wants to bring tar sands tankers to British Columbia’s north coast. This opening segment in Dogwood Initiative’s 4 part series will introduce you to the abundance of British Columbia’s coast, which includes the shores and waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest. Send a link to this video […]

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Tar Sands and Tankers Part 2: Albertan Ambitions

01.08.09 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

    Enbridge Inc, a Calgary-based pipeline company, wants to bring tar sands tankers to British Columbia’s coast. In this, the second in a series of four videos by Dogwood Initiative, the interests of Alberta’s tar sands companies are revealed as being behind ambitions to bring oil tankers to British Columbia’s rainforest coast. Send a […]

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