The developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline is now suing Greenpeace and other activists in state court for blocking their pipeline so violently, and for so long. And it’s about time.
Bismarck North Dakota based News 95.7 has the story.
“Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday, a week after a judge tossed the company’s $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court. Judge Billy Roy Wilson said he found no evidence of a coordinated criminal enterprise.
ETP’s state lawsuit makes similar claims to its federal lawsuit — that Greenpeace and activists conspired to use illegal and violent means to disrupt pipeline construction, damage the company and advance their “extremist agenda.”
Greenpeace accuses ETP of using the legal system to bully “peaceful advocacy.” The group says it’s confident the state lawsuit will meet the same fate as the federal claim.”
Those DAPL pipeline protests seem so long ago. So much has changed since environmentalist-crazies, emboldened and legitimized by the Obama administration, converged on North Dakota to set up a disgusting hobo camp in an attempt to block the nearly $4B oil pipeline.
Almost immediately upon entering office, Trump signed the pipeline into life, called in the Army Corps of Engineers and got the pipeline pumping oil in a few short months.
But before Trump rescued the project, it was mayhem in North Dakota. The protesters in the million dollar toxic illegal protest camp committed arsons, sabotage and shootings, and left burning cars, and neglected and abandoned animals.
Today I’ll show you the story of some of the sabotage two activists admitted to in a press conference they held in 2017. These two women were so handy with an acetylene torch, they really should have been given jobs building the pipeline!
This trend of companies fighting back started rolling with Resolute Forest Products. The Montreal-based multinational forestry company has been suing Greenpeace, Stand Earth and several individuals for defamation for a few years now, both in California and Ontario.
In Alberta, our oil companies like to have it both ways. Suncor’s outgoing CEO Steve Williams endorsed Notley’s carbon tax and helped draft the NDP's emissions cap with radical environmentalist Tzeporah Berman.
But last week on his way out the door, Williams became an oil patch darling for complaining about government overreach into the industry.
We need less social license peddling from the likes of Suncor, and more punching back like Resolute and Energy Transfer Partners.