We don’t just accept that a federal regulator can shut local communities out of the decision-making process when big coal and oil companies want to export their fossil fuels through our province. That’s why we sent letters to the port and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt even if they didn’t want to listen.
A panel was struck. The boys were in luck! The feds told them what was in store. The review was for show. They’d never say no. Tough questions would all be ignored.
A scathing deep dive into the grossly unaccountable Port Metro Vancouver, and why this matters in a federal election year.
When did we vote to be spied on by our own government?
Guest blog by Dogwood organizer Sandy Rubin.
Recent attacks suggest our organizers have pro-tanker incumbents worried
Signing the petition was easy enough, but when the Dogwood representative asked if I would actively get involved in the coal campaign, I pulled back. “Yes,” I said, surprising myself...
50+ community events with Pull Together in support of First Nations legal challenges to the Northern Gateway pipeline. Our Dogwood community had a jam packed week in support of this amazing effort from Sierra Club BC and RAVEN.
Enbridge looks shakier than ever. Sooner or later, it will be defeated in B.C. The only question is whether the current government goes down with it.
The Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, the Longview coal terminal, and the Fraser Surrey Docks coal port have steep opposition across the border from First Nations and concerned citizens who are united in saying no to increased coal exports through coastal ports – we’re not going away and we stand together to oppose these projects.
In her final submission to the National Energy Board, former insurance CEO Robyn Allan blasts the National Energy Board as a "captured regulator," busy "perpetrating a fraud on the Canadian public".
Who will step into the government services void, and what will that eventually cost you?
"Had the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station remained open, the Osprey could have been on scene [in English Bay] within 10 minutes."
You grab a clipboard and get to work.
One year after a pivotal vote in Kitimat, Enbridge Northern Gateway is inches from defeat.
When faced with a totally wacky coal proposal, the only solution is to use common sense coupled with a strong organizing ground game and a bit of humour to make it go away.
The outspoken town gives the pipeline company's representative a run for his money - and run he did.
Carrie Saxifrage's new book The Big Swim puts forward the idea that personal growth arises from facing both inner tensions and threats to the biosphere. While scientific evidence is important, it isn’t what inspires people to act on climate change.
It's time to stop demonizing “the other side”.