March 03, 2017

Canadian resource company punches back hard at Greenpeace

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

I’ve been following a fascinating case between Greenpeace and a company called Resolute Forest Products for a little while.

Resolute Forest Products is a rare example of a Canadian resource company that shows some spine in the face of shakedown attempts by environmental groups like Greenpeace who attempt to smear their operations and activities with misleading propaganda and at times, outright lies.

Watch as I give a quick primer on the case and the battles between Resolute and Greenpeace dating back to 2013 when Resolute was able to garner a public apology from Greenpeace after they falsely accused them of cutting down trees in an area they had previously promised not to.

Getting an admission from Greenpeace that their smears against resource companies are hyped up and used to stir emotions is great, but even better is the lesson other resource companies can take from this story.

You don’t need to capitulate or stay silent in the face of baseless, false attacks against your company by heavily funded and organized environmental groups that will never compromise, never admit when your company does protect the environment.

This is so important especially lately as we’ve seen the opposite behaviour from our big four oil sands companies who instead cut sweetheart deals with the Alberta government and submit themselves, almost without a fight, to the will of the activist led NDP.

Those big four may have covered themselves, but did it while throwing junior and mid-size oil and gas companies under the bus instead of fighting back.

Resolute and their CEO Richard Garneau are hero’s to the resource industry.

The court cases are still being heard but I’m cautiously optimistic Resolute's in for a big victory, one that will hopefully inspire others to fight back too.

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commented 2017-03-12 07:41:47 -0400
Green Peace is being treated as they should. Like organized criminals. They have not been defenders of the environment for a long time. Sad because in spite of their fraud humans could be better stewards of the earth. Mother needs some help.
commented 2017-03-05 11:43:43 -0500
It is indeed heartening when, every now and then, a few folks fight back instead of doing the “Canadian thing”: rolling over and playing dead.
commented 2017-03-04 14:21:08 -0500
The whole game changes once you start to fight back.
commented 2017-03-04 11:16:49 -0500
hopefully they take all of $$$green peace$$$$ precious money its all they acre about.
commented 2017-03-04 04:20:43 -0500
More than 50% of the reg. costs are pure waste. The biggest part isn’t over-greening to the point of diminishing returns close to 0, it’s the single issue activists that hi-jack the process. To them the end justifies any means.
commented 2017-03-04 02:57:37 -0500
Good sue the twerps into oblivion.
Mongrel we used to joke on the pipeline that we would welcome these activists trying to attack us, as they could simply be buried in some obscure place and pretty damn deep.
commented 2017-03-03 21:39:56 -0500
Good one WILSON
These companies should take a page out of theREBELS set up
Hire detective reporters like the REBEL staff , f o i searches , maybe some underground ect
Totally train a lawyer up detective staff and go on the offensive
commented 2017-03-03 21:25:40 -0500
“…as we’ve seen the opposite behaviour from our big four oil sands companies who instead cut sweetheart deals with the Alberta government and submit themselves, almost without a fight, to the will of the activist led NDP.”

Indeed. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has its head so far up Notley’s arse that they’re kissing her tonsils.
commented 2017-03-03 20:16:06 -0500
It’s about time that somebody stood up to these eco terrorist outfits.
commented 2017-03-03 19:25:57 -0500
Greenpeace is a terrorist organization and should be outlawed.
commented 2017-03-03 18:19:24 -0500
The next step is to criminally charge these ‘environmentalists’ for attempting to kill or maim forestry workers when activists of these groups spiked trees in BC. They did this action with intent.
commented 2017-03-03 18:13:12 -0500
Evidently a company that stands behind it’s name “Resolute”… I wonder if they trade on any stock exchange?… Because that’s the kind of company worth supporting with our hard-earned dollars…