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Cynical betrayal on Kinder Morgan galvanizes B.C. voters

11.29.16 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau’s approval of Kinder Morgan will carry heavy political consequences VANCOUVER – Organizers with Dogwood Initiative are busy preparing canvass events in thirteen ridings across the province for this Saturday as British Columbians gear up to launch a citizens’ initiative to block bitumen transport to the West Coast. As acknowledged by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould […]

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Safety Means Fewer Oil Tankers, Not More

11.07.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For immediate release 07/11/2016 Investments in response less effective than preventing oil spills in the first place, say marine safety advocates. VANCOUVER – The federal government appeared to be setting the stage today for approval of a major oil tanker expansion, with an announcement that failed to address two key platform commitments […]

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Resumption of American tanker barge traffic highlights safety gaps on B.C. coast

11.02.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2016 UPDATE (9 a.m., Nov 2): The Dale R. Lindsey is anchored in Port Hardy on its way to Ketchikan, as foul weather continues to pound the central coast. BURNABY – The tug Dale R. Lindsey is on its way to Alaska, pushing more than a million gallons of fuel past […]

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Spill response boat sinks as Prime Minister appears to backtrack on tanker ban promise

10.19.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 SPILL RESPONSE BOAT SINKS AS PRIME MINISTER APPEARS TO BACKTRACK ON TANKER BAN PROMISE With ongoing response to a diesel spill near Bella Bella in disarray, Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments prompt deep concern VICTORIA, B.C. – Coastal residents are gobsmacked to learn that a boat working to retrieve diesel […]

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British Columbians Knock the Block this October

10.07.16 | Actions, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker […]

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B.C. Greens demonstrate leadership by banning corporate and union donations

09.28.16 | Media |  Sophie Harrison

Decision increases pressure on BC Liberals and BC NDP to follow suit VICTORIA, B.C. — Dogwood is applauding today’s announcement by leader of the Green Party of British Columbia, Andrew Weaver, to abolish corporate and union donations for their party. With no legislation for political donations in B.C., the BC Green party is the first […]

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New report raises concerns about Kinder Morgan proposal

09.22.16 | Media |  Sophie Harrison

Oil Change International report argues fossil fuel expansion is inconsistent with international climate change goals BURNABY, B.C. — British Columbian citizens’ group Dogwood welcomed today’s Oil Change International report, which raises concerns about the climate change impacts of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker proposal. Dogwood has been pushing against the expansion of […]

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B.C. Climate plan a sop to Liberal donors

08.19.16 | Media |  Christina Smethurst

BC Liberals ignore own climate team recommendations in favour of propping up big donors: forestry & oil industries 19/08/2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Victoria, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark’s new climate plan will fail to make B.C. a climate leader, instead catering to the interests of big money BC Liberal donors while B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to […]

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