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B.C. government secretly approves coal permitting amendment
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Dogwood Initiative

B.C. government secretly approves coal permitting amendment

We just learned that the provincial ministry of energy and mines secretly approved a permit amendment allowing Texada Quarries to expand its coal-handling operations by almost 20-fold, enabling it to become the final transfer point for up to 8 million tonnes of U.S. thermal coal via Fraser Surrey Docks, and it just gets worse from there...

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Let BC Vote!
Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Let BC Vote!

Voters in Kitimat just handed Enbridge a stunning defeat. What would happen if British Columbia voted on Northern Gateway as a province?

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The Best of #AdsForKitimat
Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Edie Irons

The Best of #AdsForKitimat

We asked you to get creative in urging the people of Kitimat to vote "NO" in the Northern Gateway plebiscite. Today is the last day to vote, so we've compiled some highlights from this crowd-sourced ad campaign.

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Kitimat Cough
Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Roger Shores (a pseudonym to protect the identity of the author)

Kitimat Cough

A guest blog post from inside a Kitimat work camp that exposes the health and environmental effects already hurting the community. As the Enbridge plebiscite deadline approaches, he urges fellow residents to vote NO.

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Too young to vote? Maybe not.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Too young to vote? Maybe not.

The NDP leadership race is open to party members as young as 12 years old. Too bad nobody has joined the race yet who might inspire young people to vote.

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Time for Clark to prove she calls the shots, not Enbridge
Thursday, April 03, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Time for Clark to prove she calls the shots, not Enbridge

Premier Clark is just the latest politician to be tied to Northern Gateway lobbyists. Now that she’s premier, the onus is on Clark to prove she serves the public, not the pipeline company.

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Let’s give Enbridge a judo lesson
Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Let’s give Enbridge a judo lesson

With a plebiscite vote on the Northern Gateway project only days away, Enbridge has the B.C. town of Kitimat under siege. Time to get creative and use their huge budget against them.

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Enbridge loses two key allies in two days
Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Enbridge loses two key allies in two days

With Alison Redford gone and Joe Oliver shuffled off the pipeline file, the case is weakening for Northern Gateway.

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On the road again
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Celine Trojand

On the road again

Having just returned from her last organizing tour, Director of Organizing Celine Trojand gets ready to hit the road again, this time training organizers with Dogwood's Digital Strategist, Karl Hardin.

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Organizing beyond the classroom
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Arie Ross, Dogwood's Beyond Coal organizer

Organizing beyond the classroom

When Fiana looks out the window of her home in New Westminster, her eyes fall upon Fraser Surrey Docks. Her friend Grace's neighbourhood could also suffer from increased coal exports. Both students have seen the realities of air pollution in China, and teamed up to fight coal export expansion here in B.C.

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Will Harper kill Northern Gateway?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Will Harper kill Northern Gateway?

It’s accepted wisdom in some quarters that federal approval for Enbridge’s pipeline and oil tanker proposal is inevitable. Odds are more like 50-50, writes Kai Nagata.

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Meet Dogwood’s new Energy & Democracy Director
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Meet Dogwood’s new Energy & Democracy Director

Political journalist Kai Nagata joins our staff in Victoria. “Whatever you think of pipelines and oil tankers,” he says, “we deserve a chance to vote on this issue as a province.” Kai will lead the team laying the groundwork for a citizens’ initiative.

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Pipeline politics - party style
Friday, March 07, 2014 by Will Horter

Pipeline politics - party style

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 the biggest, broadest, most diverse parade we can.

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Bad News for Enbridge
Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Will Horter

Bad News for Enbridge

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.

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In the spirit of kindness
Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Jess Housty

In the spirit of kindness

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.

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We deserve the facts!
Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Laura Benson

We deserve the facts!

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.

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The No Tankers movement could change politics in B.C. forever
Friday, January 24, 2014 by Will Horter

The No Tankers movement could change politics in B.C. forever

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.

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The first steps of organizing
Friday, January 24, 2014 by Lyndsey Easton

The first steps of organizing

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.

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Global perspective on local coal export proposals
Monday, January 20, 2014 by Laura Benson

Global perspective on local coal export proposals

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.

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The Day a Federal Panel Overruled B.C. — And Nobody Noticed
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Emma Gilchrist

The Day a Federal Panel Overruled B.C. — And Nobody Noticed

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?

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