We put out a call asking Dogwood supporters to help flood the Q&A with the kinds of questions the Texas-based oil company would have a hard time answering. 350 users submitted a whopping 431 Tweets. Can you guess which topic had the most impact?
But why our teams are active in key municipal elections.
Pipelines are federal business, goes the argument – especially if they go through your backyard. Try explaining that at a town hall meeting.
In a time when jurisdiction is a contentiously debated topic in B.C., the community of Sooke is taking a stand on their right to choose what happens to the land and water in their own backyard (literally).
Earlier this month regional organizer Cheryl Cameron joined organizing director Celine Trojand for the Dawson Creek-Fort St. John leg of her organizer training tour. So what are the chances of success for the Let BC Vote campaign in Northern B.C.? Cheryl's blog offers some insight.
Port Metro Vancouver may have approved the new coal export terminal, but they've yet to face the final showdown: obtaining an air emissions permit from the Metro Vancouver regional government. This is our golden opportunity.
Celine Trojand's never seen anything like this before. Entire neighbourhoods and communities are just waiting to have a conversation. The truth is that British Columbians care deeply about the outcome of the Northern Gateway project and their democracy. They’ve just never been asked to join in before.
The central question for British Columbians, as it was for Albertans in the 1980s and ’90s, is this: who gets to decide what’s in our best interest — Ottawa or the people who live here?
Oregonians are celebrating a huge victory today. Coal company Ambre Energy, not so much.
A big U.S coal company just decided it’s going to ship several million more tonnes of thermal coal from Wyoming through B.C. starting next year. It’s not a proposal, they’re just going to do it.
We've heard political operatives have a sneaky plan to undo all of the hard work by local governments when it comes to fighting oil tanker expansion. Is that what's happening in the Comox Valley?
For me, the core of this issue is simple: leaders must be accountable to their people, regardless of the scale of leadership. If leaders forget who they represent, then the people need to organize.
If everyone including port leaders agree the market for thermal coal exports to Asia is dying, if coal transshipment is at best a questionable short-term business opportunity, and if our waterfront could end up stuck with useless coal infrastructure – why on earth would we consider this project?
Dogwood staffers Kai Nagata, Celine Trojand and Will Horter explain where the Let BC Vote campaign is headed next.
More than 15 representatives from various faith traditions have come together in grassroots fashion to organize this Saturday's Tar Sands Healing Walk, an exercise in ritual, prayer and reflection.
Despite dueling opinions of various experts, the practical reality is that Harper and Enbridge’s angry inch problem will persist even if a few First Nations sign tentative agreements: a pipeline with even one inch of land it cannot pass is a pipeline that will never be built.
Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford was once a nurse for the Kitasoo-Xai’xais community in Klemtu. He cared for the same people now telling him they will stop those oil tankers by any means necessary. They were his patients. If Rickford is about to call in the bulldozers, he’s truly turned his back on B.C.
Retired English teacher Daryl Wakeham attended Port Metro Vancouver’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 3. There to discuss the impacts of coal exports on agricultural lands in the Fraser Valley, his experience quickly took a sour turn. He shares with us his story.
Studied law with Barack Obama. Worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. federal court of appeals. Organizes on the ground to Let BC Vote in West Kelowna. Discover the unlikely story of Dogwood organizer Tiffany Walsh.