To get things done, its best to assume politicians are followers, not leaders: build a big enough parade and politicians will crawl over each other to get out in front. Our job as advocates is not to go begging on bended knee to negotiate policy options. Our job is to build to biggest, broadest, most diverse parade we can.
A recent poll shows two thirds of British Columbians oppose Enbridge's plan to expand crude oil tanker traffic on our coast. In response, the company released a misleading attack video to try and discredit the findings, but nobody seems to be buying it.
She owns animal print undies. She likes an embarrassing amount of honey in her tea. She believes salmon swim in her veins. And she's got a message for CSIS and the RCMP: I have nothing to hide from you.
Rather than become North America’s coal export superhighway, let’s show the province the power of determined, organized people and demand proper health and environmental impact assessments from B.C.'s health and environment ministers.
Now is the time to be bold and take risks, because so much is at risk if we don’t. We need to be strategic and organize in a way that can change the political calculus on tanker traffic in our province forever.
When Terry Dance-Bennink returned from a trip to the oil sands, she felt the urge to do more than sign petitions, donate money and attend protest rallies. So she took it to the next level.
The severity of China’s air pollution crisis has spurred dramatic economic policy changes that make the prospects of North American thermal coal export projects pretty bleak. Coal consumption in China has essentially peaked.
A guest blog from DeSmog Canada's Emma Gilchrist begs the question, how is it the province of B.C. and the federal panel came to such vastly different conclusions about Enbridge?
The most common questions about the new strategic direction of the No Tankers campaign.
Cruising the highway to hell, toxic tailings lakes and spiking cancer rates: one woman's testimony to what she learned on her trip to see the source of the threat – the Athabasca oil sands.
On Nov. 5 2013, Dogwood Initiative hosted a telephone town hall offering people the opportunity to hear updates from campaign directors as well as ask questions in a radio show style format.
While Russell Brand shouts at cameras and vinegary BBC hosts, Chris Naismith is humbly, quietly building a different system.
People living in China are trying to deal with severe air pollution problems, so the last thing we need to do is to ship more coal from the U.S.
While the B.C. government stressed the need for effective oil spill response in their written rejection of Enbridge's plan, Premier Christy Clark has stuck to the phrase "world-leading" in recent comments.
For salmon biologists Jennifer and Joel Harding, it was a natural idea to ask that wedding guests deviate from traditional gifting.
Lost in news reports of the Gwaii Haanas national park 20-year-anniversary was the real story of a nation that fought to uphold its own laws leading to a first-time dual designation land agreement.
Premier Christy Clark often seems like she could go either way on heavy oil pipeline and tanker proposals to B.C.'s coast, but her government's final argument to the Enbridge joint review panel contains six points that suggest she's closing the door and moving on to less risky ideas for economic development.
We catch up with Alain and Ariel, Dogwood's summer canvassers, to find out where they're from, what motivates them and what they've been up to.
The anti-Enbridge billboard in Burns Lake that spawned a bylaw infraction notice after complaints of it being “offensive” will stay put after the Village Council voted Tuesday night (Aug. 20) to permit the sign to remain on Gwyn’s Greengrocer.