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Who’s listening? Speaking to the most powerful people in the room

08.25.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

Kinder Morgan Panel offered us an opportunity to vent but not be heard. Were our efforts in vain? I had a dream last night about the Kinder Morgan panel. I was on a large parade ground and an officer leaned into my jeep and demanded that I testify on corexit – the chemical dispersant used […]

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Citizens are having a hard time trusting elected officials

08.25.16 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Brenda Ross In late July, as Dogwood’s team leader in Delta, I was part of a group that met with Delta MP Carla Qualtrough and North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson (secretary to the Minister of Environment). MP Qualtrough convened the meeting in response to the pressing concerns she has heard from her constituents about […]

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Not the leadership I voted for

08.19.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Mary Leighton

At Kinder Morgan meeting, one Liberal voter delivers a blistering rebuke of absent MPs Note: The Trudeau government is preparing to make a yes or no decision on the Kinder Morgan oil tanker project in December. After being elected on a promise to restart the project review, the Liberals reversed their position and went ahead […]

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Don’t tell us how you’re different – show us

08.16.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dave Mills

Botched oil tanker consultations have British Columbians worried. Less than a month after the last election, Natural Resources minister Jim Carr was given fresh marching orders. Carr’s mandate letter from Prime Minister Trudeau begins like this: “We have promised Canadians a government that will bring real change – in both what we do and how […]

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Our weapon to stop oil tankers: the fax machine

06.10.16 | Actions, News, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

Should the NEB let Enbridge’s permits expire? It’s your call…I mean…fax Have you sent anyone a fax lately? Me neither, but we’re all going to learn how. That’s because Enbridge’s permits for the Northern Gateway oil tanker project are due to expire at the end of the month and the company has been forced to […]

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You can’t out-message the organized

05.06.16 | Commentary, Organizing |  Mary Leighton

Here comes the air war Investors who stand to profit from projects like Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker project or Woodfibre LNG are not going to give up on those projects without a fight. Their enormous financial advantage is now spilling over into newspaper editorials, television ads and Facebook videos that pop up […]

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Woodfibre LNG: Whose side will Trudeau take?

03.16.16 | Commentary, Organizing |  Cheryl Cameron

For most of my neighbours, it’s a no-brainer. The idea of jamming an LNG liquefaction plant – replete with noise and water pollution, a flaring methane tower, and gargantuan super tankers into the postcard splendour of Howe Sound – is so obscure that if you stopped someone on the seawall in West Vancouver and told […]

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When will the Province step in to protect local drinking water?

03.10.16 | Commentary, Organizing |  Dave Mills

*This was originally published on March 10, 2016. Since then, 4 more advisories have left the Comox Valley boiling their water for 40 days. The total filtration system project cost is now estimated at  $105 million. Don’t mention this to the retirees fleeing Vancouver or Alberta, but along with our beaches, ski hill and fishing […]

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