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“Kinder Morgan puts my job at risk”

03.01.18 | No Tankers | 

British Columbians speak out to defend their jobs against Big Oil’s tanker expansion Up and down the West Coast, people make a living and feed their families in sustainable fisheries and tourism industries. These jobs could be wiped out in the event of a single oil tanker accident in the Salish Sea. That’s what Premier […]

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Podcast for February 2018: Pipelines and B.C. wines

02.28.18 | No Tankers, Podcast | 

A lot happened in B.C. this past month! Between B.C.’s announcement of their new regulations and restrictions on the transport of bitumen to the wine war between Alberta and B.C., British Columbians have a lot to sort out. With the help of some expert guests, we are here to help weed through the poli-speak and […]

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A wall of opposition rises

02.21.18 | General | 

Photo credit: Dan Pauls   Welcome to the battle for B.C. There’s an old saying about the relationship between B.C. and Canada that goes like this: Victoria is 3,500 kilometres from Ottawa, but Ottawa is 5,000 miles from B.C. It’s a truism with a habit of proving itself with each generation’s passing. Today, as events […]

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Supporter survey – the results are in!

02.14.18 | General | 

Here’s what thousands of British Columbians had to say. In January 2018, Dogwood sent an e-mail to our folks asking for thoughts, concerns and insights around the future of B.C. and Canada when it comes to our environment and democracy. 3,608 people responded. Here’s what they told us…   1. Climate change should be THE […]

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Podcast for January 2018: Oil tanker spill hits close to home

01.31.18 | No Tankers, Podcast | 

Why nobody is talking about the oil spill off the coast of China – or connecting the dots to tanker traffic on the West Coast In this first Dogwood podcast episode of 2018, your host Sophie Harrison tackles the biggest but least covered stories of the month: the largest oil tanker spill in a quarter […]

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Why are B.C.’s carbon emissions still climbing?

01.18.18 | Commentary, Democracy | 

Big polluters gave big donations to B.C. politicians Rumour has it, during one winter vacation in Hawaii, Premier Gordon Campbell read Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers. That, combined with an eye-opening trip to China and the stark realization about the challenges (storms, pine beetle, forest fires) his province was facing, initiated a change in thinking […]

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Spills are an ocean away — until they’re not

01.17.18 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Tragic tanker sinking lays bare the true risk Kinder Morgan poses to British Columbia Leaving an ocean of fire, and the largest oil spill since 1991 in its wake, MV Sanchi exploded and then sank to the bottom of the Pacific on January 14. As state resources from two of Asia’s most powerful countries stood […]

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What happens when industries regulate themselves?

01.10.18 | Actions, Commentary, Democracy, General | 

We have a rare opportunity to help ensure disasters like Mount Polley never happen again. Imagine this. In your small town, a company is using a local quarry as a landfill. The landfill is upstream from where your community of 12,000 people get their drinking water and you are fairly sure the water is becoming […]

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