Dakota Access owner accuses green groups of inciting terrorism

Vandalizing a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline using blowtorches.

The owner of the Dakota Access oil pipeline sued environmental groups Tuesday, accusing them of fraud, racketeering, inciting terrorism and other charges stemming from their opposition to the project.

Energy Transfer Partners said in a statement that Greenpeace, BankTrack and Earth First “manufactured and disseminated materially false and misleading information about Energy Transfer and the Dakota Access Pipeline for the purpose of fraudulently inducing donations, interfering with pipeline construction activities and damaging Energy Transfer’s critical business and financial relationships.”

The company further accused the groups of funding and inciting terrorism, defaming the company and violating state and federal anti-racketeering laws.

Energy Transfer’s attorney in the case is Michael Bowe of Kasowitz Benson Torres. The firm’s lead partner is Marc Kasowitz, who was President Trump’s lead personal lawyer from May through July of this year, representing him in matters such as the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign.

The law firm also represents Resolute Forest Products in a racketeering lawsuit from last year against Greenpeace for allegedly defaming that company.

The Dakota Access lawsuit filed in federal court in North Dakota stems from an ongoing fight by numerous green groups and American Indian tribes against the oil pipeline, which they contend is harmful to water supplies, the climate and the rights of the tribes.

The most visible part of the campaign was a months-long encampment on federal land in North Dakota last year in which hundreds of protesters delayed construction of the pipeline while trying to get it stopped completely.

But Energy Transfer said the conspiracy went far beyond that, including deliberately false statements, funding terrorism and “using donations to fund a lucrative drug trafficking scheme inside the camps.”

Greenpeace called the allegations “spurious” and accused Energy Transfer of repackaging claims from the Resolute Forest Products case.

Read more at The Hill

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    Al Shelton


    This lawsuit could really bring out the fraudulent claims of the so called “environmentalists”.
    We all know that these main “environmental” groups are strictly left wing political propaganda groups.

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    Spurwing Plover


    I hope this person wins their lawsuit against these Watermellon’s(Green on outside red inside)and these Eco-Nazis Greenpeace are nothing but a bunch of troublemakers who clime onto buildings and bridges monuments(Like Mt Rushmore)and ruin places like the Nazca Plains with their stupid messages board oil rigs block coal shipments and sail all over the world in their garbage scows(Arctic Sunrise,Rainbow Warrior II)burning up all that fossil fuel making themselves as unwelcome pests and get the usial Hollywood hypotcrites like Robert Redford or Leonardo DiCaprio to do junk mail ads for them or for them to run around dressed as polarbears in some dumb protests they hold and get the usial suckers to donate to them

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