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What's it going to be? Effective or "world-leading"?
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 by Eric Swanson

What's it going to be? Effective or "world-leading"?

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.

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Six things you should know about B.C.'s position on heavy oil proposals
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Eric Swanson

Six things you should know about B.C.'s position on heavy oil proposals

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.

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Not Barack Obama, but close
Friday, July 26, 2013 by Eric Swanson

Not Barack Obama, but close

Taking tips from the organizing model that led Obama to two presidential victories, Dogwood staff and team leaders embark on a leadership journey and prepare for a No Tankers worst-case scenario.

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Well, that's not what we expected
Friday, May 17, 2013 by Eric Swanson

Well, that's not what we expected

While the results of the 2013 B.C. election may be upsetting to many, we've always known Enbridge and Kinder Morgan would be stopped by the people of British Columbia. That's always been the ultimate plan.

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Tough but fair
Thursday, May 02, 2013 by Eric Swanson

Tough but fair

Dogwood Initiative runs a non-partisan election model. Campaign Director Eric Swanson answers some common questions about how it all works and in particular, about the May B.C. election

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Oil tankers on B.C.’s coast: the party positions in a nut shell
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 by Eric Swanson

Oil tankers on B.C.’s coast: the party positions in a nut shell

It’s not only your vote that has power; your words have power, too. What you say to your candidates and to your friends and family before May 14th will help shape the agenda for our next government.

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In-depth: the B.C. Liberals position on oil tankers on B.C.’s coast
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by Eric Swanson

In-depth: the B.C. Liberals position on oil tankers on B.C.’s coast

Long story short: The B.C. Liberals are the only party that hasn’t taken a position one way or the other.

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Dix Says NDP Oil Tanker Stance Applies to Whole Region
Friday, April 26, 2013 by Eric Swanson

Dix Says NDP Oil Tanker Stance Applies to Whole Region

NDP leader Adrian Dix clarifies the party's stance on south coast oil tankers following comments by Juan de Fuca candidate John Horgan.

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What does the B.C. election mean for No Tankers?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Eric Swanson

What does the B.C. election mean for No Tankers?

The May 14th provincial election is going to be a critical moment for the No Tankers network, so where do the parties stand? Find out in this blog, plus learn more about Dogwood's election philosophy of being firm, but fair.

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Ground-breaking No Tankers motion passed by B.C. local governments
Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Eric Swanson

Ground-breaking No Tankers motion passed by B.C. local governments

The fact that such a strong, all-encompassing resolution was passed speaks to the province-wide determination to protect our rivers and coast.

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Your top 3 tanker questions answered
Saturday, September 15, 2012 by Eric Swanson

Your top 3 tanker questions answered

On Christy Clark's 5 conditions, the BC NDP's decision to go with a B.C. environmental review, and David Black's refinery idea.

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B.C. local governments taking a stand against oil tankers
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by Eric Swanson

B.C. local governments taking a stand against oil tankers

When acting together municipalities can have considerable political influence on the higher levels of government that have the say on oil tankers and pipelines.

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Enbridge on the defensive with $5 million ad blitz
Thursday, June 07, 2012 by Eric Swanson

Enbridge on the defensive with $5 million ad blitz

Why there isn't anything to worry about when it comes to Enbridge's new multimillion-dollar advertising campaign promoting its crude oil pipeline and supertanker project for B.C.’s coast.

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What does 100,000 mean?
Saturday, May 05, 2012 by Eric Swanson

What does 100,000 mean?

Dogwood's No Tankers petition recently broke 100,000 signatures! Remembering day one of the campaign and why the petition is important.

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Oil tankers and pipelines a voting issue in Chilliwack-Hope?
Friday, April 20, 2012 by Eric Swanson

Oil tankers and pipelines a voting issue in Chilliwack-Hope?

In the lead-up to election day yesterday we let our supporters in the riding of Chilliwack-Hope know where all the candidates stood on B.C. pipeline proposals and the oil tanker traffic expansion that would come with them.

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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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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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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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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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Save the Fraser Declaration gets new signatories
Sunday, December 04, 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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