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Predictions for 2012

01.18.12 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Never make predictions, especially about the future. – Casey Stengel, Hall of Fame Baseball Manager Almost every year when I get a new calendar I sit down to ponder what’s likely to happen in the coming year. I don’t use a crystal ball or tea leaves – generally I just take a few moments to […]

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Conspiracy theories are thrilling, but fall apart under scrutiny

08.16.11 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Most of us love a good conspiracy theory. Hollywood makes millions – if not billions – spinning conspiracy yarns that keep us glued to our seats. The plots are similar: a misunderstood, usually socially inept individual uncovers something embarrassing or dangerous about an institution (the “Big Bad Guys”) and hijinks ensue. Over the years, I […]

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Pushing Death

07.11.11 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Will Horter

Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s control, Canada has gone from being a leader in global environmental and health negotiations to being an international pariah. Unlike previous Canadian governments that were praised for their leadership in peacekeeping and reducing landmines, Canada is now the international bad boy. Harper’s policies on cancer-causing asbestos and heavily climate-polluting oilsands […]

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Why biosolids are a bad idea for farmland in the CRD

06.09.11 | Commentary, Retired Campaigns |  Stefan Morales

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is stuck between a rock and a hard place. By seeking alternatives to disposing sewage sludge into the Juan de Fuca strait, the question arises: what else do we do with it? An answer that seems to appear throughout North America is to “treat” sewage waste, rename it biosolids and […]

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When Oil and Gas Come to Town

02.17.11 | Commentary |  Karl Hardin

On the morning of May 23rd, 2010, Mike Roberts, a Louisiana fisherman, received a call from a friend who told him that he needed to get out on the water right away, so he hopped in his boat and headed out to his usual shrimping area with his wife, grandson, and some friends. When he […]

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What Does Dogwood Do?

02.03.11 | Commentary |  Alan Hedley

On occasion Dogwood Initiative posts blogs written by our supporters. If you’ve got a topic you’d like to write about get in touch with us  info@dogwoodinitaitve.org  If you’d like to send comments or feedback on this blog to the author, please post it as a comment below. In my first post on this blog (7 […]

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Living Naturally

01.11.11 | Commentary, Retired Campaigns |  Alan Hedley

On occasion Dogwood Initiative posts blogs written by our supporters. If you’ve got a topic you’d like to write about get in touch with us  info@dogwoodinitaitve.org  If you’d like to send comments or feedback on this blog to the author, please post it as a comment below. “Attention.” This is the first and last word […]

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Change Is Not Just a Click Away

11.22.10 | Actions, Commentary |  Will Horter

Activists, those of us who work to change the world from what it is to what we believe it should be, face enormous challenges: An economy obsessed with unsustainable growth; leaders promoting decisions which will inevitably result in catastrophic changes in climate that threaten civilization as we know it; Disparities in wealth; Access to wholesome […]

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