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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

06.01.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers | 

Twelve hours of Kinder Morgan When they walked in front of the cameras with smiles that threatened to crack their faces, my heart fluttered. As they began talking about a new era of cooperation in British Columbia and their agreement to “use all available tools to stop Kinder Morgan,” Ban Big Money and bring in […]

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Thank you. Now, let’s get to work.

05.30.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, General, No Tankers | 

Dogwood’s Strategy Director Will Horter reflects on this historic day It looks like British Columbians may finally get a government ready to fight for what’s right in B.C. Today, Christy Clark announced her intention to bring back the B.C. legislature as soon as possible in June, face a confidence vote and hand over power to […]

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Lies, Misrepresentation and Puffing the Market

05.29.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers | 

Could the possibility of a financial lifeline have motivated Ian Anderson to mislead investors? Last week the propaganda campaign pushing Kinder Morgan‘s controversial Trans Mountain oil tanker-pipeline proposal sunk to a new low. In an attempt to assuage investors sniffing around the $1.75 billion initial public offering (IPO) his company is launching on May 31st […]

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Kinder Morgan admits its pipeline may be doomed

05.27.17 | Commentary, General, In Depth, No Tankers | 

Risk disclosure warns investors: be prepared to lose it all It’s a rare dose of honesty from a company with a history of bending the truth. Kinder Morgan filed a final prospectus this week with securities regulators, setting the stage for a last-ditch attempt to raise enough cash to build its Trans Mountain expansion project. […]

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Kinder Morgan’s desperate Hail Mary shouldn’t fool anyone

05.25.17 | Media, No Tankers | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Trans Mountain expansion a pipeline to nowhere, say First Nations and community leaders BURNABY — Facing determined opposition from First Nations and B.C. communities, 19 lawsuits against the Trans Mountain expansion project, a majority of provincial MLAs opposed and a narrow window to begin construction, Kinder Morgan today announced […]

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Victory in Courtenay-Comox

05.24.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

Guest writer Will Cole-Hamilton is Dogwood’s volunteer team leader in Courtenay. Today the BC NDP’s Ronna-Rae Leonard was officially declared the winner here by 189 votes. Like the 43 other Green and NDP MLAs who now hold a majority in the B.C. legislature, Leonard won on a clear promise to stop Kinder Morgan and get Big […]

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Bonus Bias at the Port of Vancouver

05.17.17 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary | 

Would you trust a judge whose salary is paid by the accused? Our partner groups Voters Taking Action on Climate Change and Communities and Coal are in court this week, arguing bias in the Port of Vancouver’s decision to approve the controversial Fraser Surrey Docks coal project. What does this bias look like, you ask? […]

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Healing the election wounds

05.16.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2017 | 

The battle is over. Time to build toward collaboration. You don’t run for the Liberals or Greens in a riding like Vancouver Hastings if you intend to become an MLA. On Tuesday night, the NDP’s Shane Simpson won re-election with nearly 60 per cent of the vote. Given that reality, I was impressed to see […]

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