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The tip of an iceberg

06.06.18 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Trudeau thinks he’s unsinkable. So did the captain of the Titanic. Justin Trudeau needs to lose just 14 votes in the House of Commons to seriously complicate his dreams of Liberian-flagged oil tankers carrying cheap, toxic bitumen across the Salish sea and off to foreign refineries. On Monday, angry voters stormed more than 100 MP […]

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Five things you should know about Morneau’s Trans Mountain buyout

05.31.18 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Now that you, as a Canadian taxpayer, are a pipeline owner… For months, Texas-based pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has been hinting their pipeline and oil tanker proposal on the B.C. coast was not worth the risk. Many of the risks disclosed to investors — from the opposition of a new B.C. government to construction efforts […]

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On Trudeau’s watch

05.17.18 | Commentary, News, No Tankers | 

 As the waters rise, politicians double down on heavy crude Last week the seaside community of Qualicum Beach hosted a packed screening of Directly Affected, a film about pipeline opposition. Home to retirees from across Canada drawn by the mild climate, nice golf courses and sandy beaches, Qualicum is not exactly a hotbed of radical […]

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One step closer to stopping Kinder Morgan

05.11.18 | Commentary, No Tankers, Organizing | 

Dogwood organizing director Laura Benson reflects on the past two wild months Over the last two months Dogwood supporters have sent 20,800 personal messages to our governments asking B.C.’s premier to stand strong, supporting better provincial protections against oil spills, and warning federal MPs not to use Canadians’ tax dollars to bail out a Texas […]

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Podcast for April 2018: When pipelines and tankers spill…

04.27.18 | Actions, No Tankers, Podcast | 

The B.C. government filed a reference case to the province’s highest court to prove their jurisdiction to protect local people from diluted bitumen. And they want to hear from you (yes, you!) about oil spill response. Your hosts Lisa and Sophie are joined by two very special guests — West Coast Environmental Law’s Stephanie Hewson, […]

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Six reasons Kinder Morgan’s pipeline won’t be built

04.25.18 | General, No Tankers, Organizing | 

Six reasons Dogwood’s director of community organizing is feeling hopeful about beating Kinder Morgan My sons and I pass the Kinder Morgan tank farm on our way to school in the morning and on our way home in the evening. Every day we get a glimpse of the work the company is continuing to do […]

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If I had eight billion dollars

04.16.18 | Commentary, General, No Tankers | 

The Trudeau government won’t rule out full public financing for the Trans Mountain pipeline. What else could Canada buy? The news shocked conservatives and oil tanker opponents alike: Ottawa is considering a full taxpayer bailout for Kinder Morgan. The Texas company – run by former Enron executives – hit pause on its B.C. pipeline project […]

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Classic 1953 pipeline for sale. Some rust.

04.11.18 | No Tankers | 

Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta is willing to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline. Here’s what taxpayers would get. For sale by owner: one antique oil pipeline. Plenty of mileage on her but she’s still running. Built in the good old days, before “Indians” were allowed to hire lawyers. Pipeline includes a right-of-way through 15 B.C. […]

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