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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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Tanker decision too important to leave to politicians

05.19.16 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Teams of Dogwood canvassers will hit the streets Saturday morning, gathering signatures in support of an eventual province-wide vote on oil tanker projects. The renewed organizing effort by the B.C. citizen group comes after today’s conditional approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by the National Energy Board. “This issue is too […]

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Preparations for oil tanker referendum continue

05.17.16 | Media |  Dogwood

BURNABY – Organizers with B.C. citizen group Dogwood Initiative are continuing with preparations for an eventual referendum on oil tankers despite the appointment of a new advisory panel to study Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion proposal. “We welcome the government’s decision to hear from residents along the pipeline and oil tanker route, and we encourage […]

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Poll: British Columbians Ready to Take Big Money Out of Politics

04.25.16 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Voters in British Columbia believe corporations have outsized influence in determining government policy, thanks in part to unlimited political donations, a new poll by Insights West has found. The online survey of a representative province-wide sample was sponsored by Dogwood Initiative, a B.C. citizen group calling on the province to “Ban Big Money” […]

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Revised Kinder Morgan review must meet a high bar to restore public trust

01.26.16 | Media |  Dogwood

Burnaby – First Nations and environmental groups today welcomed the federal government’s announcement of a new “transition process” for projects under environmental review, including Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and oil tanker expansion proposal. However, more detail is needed to determine whether the new review will meet legal obligations to First Nations and succeed in restoring public […]

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Final Six-Month Countdown Begins for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline

01.05.16 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – Not with a bang but a whimper, the end is finally in sight for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tanker project. Enbridge’s failure to find any oil producers willing to sign shipping agreements means the National Energy Board will be forced to tear up the project permit at the end of June. […]

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