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posted by martyb on Friday August 25 2017, @11:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the greenbacks-are-good-for-the-environment dept.

The company that built the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace and other groups on Tuesday, alleging that they disseminated false and misleading information about the project and interfered with its construction.

In its lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in North Dakota, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners requests damages that could approach $1 billion.

The company alleges that the groups' actions interfered with its business, facilitated crimes and acts of terrorism, incited violence, targeted financial institutions that backed the project and violated racketeering and defamation laws. The company seeks a trial and monetary damages, noting that disruptions to construction alone cost it at least $300 million and requesting triple damages.

The group of defendants "is comprised of rogue environmental groups and militant individuals who employ a pattern of criminal activity and a campaign of misinformation for purposes of increasing donations and advancing their political or business agendas," the company said in a statement.

Greenpeace attorney Tom Wetterer said the lawsuit is "meritless" and part of "a pattern of harassment by corporate bullies."

The lawsuit is "not designed to seek justice, but to silence free speech through expensive, time-consuming litigation," Wetterer said.

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  • (Score: 1) by Revek on Friday August 25 2017, @12:41PM (1 child)

    by Revek (5022) on Friday August 25 2017, @12:41PM (#558831)

    Greenpeace says truth. What I say is they both have different opinions. I'm pretty sure you can't win when its an opinion. Its to bad both sides can't be locked into a cage match with two rusty butter knifes. Two douches enter and one douche leaves.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 25 2017, @12:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 25 2017, @12:51PM (#558837)

    I say call Saint Elon to play Solomon. He'll suggest using a Boring Machine to put the pipeline completely under the Indian land and the big river...where it should have been in the first place.