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Guest Blog: Fallacies of “One Project, One Review” Logic
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by Karl Hardin

Guest Blog: Fallacies of “One Project, One Review” Logic

Independent MLA Bob Simpson calls a spade a spade on the Harper government's rationale for streamlining the environmental review process.

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B.C. opposition to oil supertankers outweighs support 3:1
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 by Emma Gilchrist

B.C. opposition to oil supertankers outweighs support 3:1

In the same week the federal government announced it intends to chop the review of Enbridge’s pipeline and supertanker proposal, new polling showed opposition to oil supertankers in B.C.’s inside coastal waters outweighs support 3:1.

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Questions Answered, Part 2
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 by Eric Swanson

Questions Answered, Part 2

Part 2 of our questions series. Find out about Dutch disease, carbon taxes, condensate, oil by rail and more!

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The Vancouver No Tankers rally in pictures
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 by Karl Hardin

The Vancouver No Tankers rally in pictures

We are very lucky to be able to team up once again with photographer Ilijc Albanese, whose photos have appeared in major international magazines.

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When Oil and Water Mix
Friday, March 16, 2012 by Eric Swanson

When Oil and Water Mix

A Canadian policy think tank argues against banning oil tankers on B.C.'s north coast. We dissect their essay on tanker safety and the environment and find little more than platitudes.

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The legacy of two legendary activists
Monday, March 12, 2012 by Will Horter

The legacy of two legendary activists

British Columbia became poorer when legendary activists Art Loring and Jim Green died within weeks of one another in February. These two courageous men dramatically changed the course of British Columbia history and both British Columbia and Dogwood Initiative mourn their loss.

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Your questions answered
Friday, March 02, 2012 by Emma Gilchrist

Your questions answered

So many of you responded to our call for questions in last month's e-news that we’ve had to split our response into two blogs. In Part 1, find out about alternatives to exporting oil, tanker routes, the effect an oil spill would have on B.C.'s coast and more!

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Dear Europe: This is not our Canada
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by Geoff Mann

Dear Europe: This is not our Canada

Guest Blog: The collapse of Canada's reputation — from global nice guy to international pariah — would be a joke if it were funny. But it isn't.

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Harper's Big Bad Wolf tactics no fairy tale
Friday, February 17, 2012 by Will Horter

Harper's Big Bad Wolf tactics no fairy tale

No amount of huffing and puffing by the Prime Minister is going to blow down the wall of opposition to oil supertanker expansion on B.C.'s West Coast.

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In your words: Say thank you to Joe Oliver
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by Emma Gilchrist

In your words: Say thank you to Joe Oliver

January's usually pretty slow. Not this year. We saw a surge of support and donations in response to Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver's "foreign radicals" comments on national television.

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Med student donates scholarship money
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by Emma Gilchrist

Med student donates scholarship money

One thing worries med student Kathryn Wills more than the pressing need for rural doctors and that's Enbridge's pipeline and supertanker proposal.

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Have an oil tanker or pipeline question? We’ll answer it.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 by Eric Swanson

Have an oil tanker or pipeline question? We’ll answer it.

With Enbridge’s tanker and pipeline project to the West Coast being in the news so much lately, many Canadians are learning about the issue for the first time. There’s so much information floating around that it can be hard to make sense of it all, so we’re opening the floor to your questions.

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5 reasons shipping oil to Asia is not in the national interest
Saturday, January 28, 2012 by Emma Gilchrist

5 reasons shipping oil to Asia is not in the national interest

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver equates shipping unrefined oil to Asia as undeniably being in the national interest, but there are at least five key reasons why he’s wrong on that front.

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A Wild Start to 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Emma Gilchrist

A Wild Start to 2012

Joe Oliver, Stephen Harper and Keystone XL. January 2012 is set to go down in the history books as a turning point in the battle to keep oil supertankers out of B.C.’s inside coastal waters.

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How increasing oil exports hurts the manufacturing sector
Friday, January 20, 2012 by Eric Swanson

How increasing oil exports hurts the manufacturing sector

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the oil industry suggest that sending unrefined Canadian oil to Asia is self-evidently good for our economy. It is not. As with any decision, there would be winners and losers.

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Predictions for 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Will Horter

Predictions for 2012

Almost every year I make predictions about what to expect in the next 12 months. 2012, I predict, is going to be a wild year in British Columbia with a dramatic increase in the volatility of provincial politics. Read my five predictions...

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Hope for the new year
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Emma Gilchrist

Hope for the new year

Anger. Frustration. Despair. These are the feelings many of us have when we read the news these days. But there are also many reasons to feel hopeful as we look toward 2012.

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The power of the underdog
Thursday, December 15, 2011 by Will Horter

The power of the underdog

Together we are not underdogs — we are the majority. The more organized we get and the more we understand our collective power, the more formidable we become.

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Save the Fraser Declaration gets new signatories
Monday, December 05, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Save the Fraser Declaration gets new signatories

On December 1, 2011, several new signatories were added to the Save the Fraser declaration, a formal declaration banning oil sands pipelines and supertankers through the traditional territories of more than 60 First Nations. As a respectful witness, Dogwood's Eric Swanson gives a brief recap of this historic event

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Keystone XL blocked, Gateway still against the wall
Friday, November 11, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Keystone XL blocked, Gateway still against the wall

The U.S. State Department's decision, supported by President Barack Obama, to send the Keystone XL pipeline back for further public review has Canada's oil interests clamouring to send oil to Asia. But what more can the oil industry really do to achieve that? Not much.

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