June 30, 2016

Greenpeace Being Sued for Racketeering

Greenpeace, and quite a few of its allies, are being sued by Resolute Forest Products Inc. on charges of racketeering. The lawsuit comes in response to Greenpeace’s crusade accusing Resolute falsely of:

(a) ‘destroying endangered forests,’ and ‘operating and sourcing wood … in violation of law’; (b) causing the ‘destruction of endangered species’ and ‘critical caribou habitat’ and risking a ‘Caribou Herd Death Spiral,’ ‘extirpation’ and ‘extinction;’ (c) ‘abandoning’ and ‘impoverishing’ the Boreal’s indigenous communities; and (d) impairing the Boreal’s ability to mitigate climate change.

For a company that is recognized in North America and around the globe for leading the way in “social responsibility and sustainable development,” Resolute has received more than its share of radical environmental bullying. However, it’s not sitting back, wringing its hands and trying to pacify the greenies. No way!

In a strong act of defiance, Resolute turned the tables on its accusers and brought a lawsuit against Greenpeace and its associates in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

The extremely detailed complaint covers the gross falsities of the Greenpeace allegations.

Instead of destroying Boreal forests irresponsibly, in the areas that Resolute harvests trees, it immediately starts the regeneration process naturally or with seeding or planting. Although Resolute plays a minor part in the less than 0.5% of the Canadian Boreal forest harvested annually, it has reduced its impact by planting over a billion trees in Ontario alone.

As for destroying the habitat of the caribou, in 2010 Resolute agreed with Greenpeace to operate outside the habitat of the threatened woodland caribou. Greenpeace conveniently overlooks the fact that the affected populations are extremely small in comparison with the rest of Quebec’s caribou, over 98% of which continue stable and self-sustained.

Another equally ignored fact is that Resolute brings employment and economic opportunities to the indigenous peoples while hindered by the difficult economic times and by Greenpeace itself.

Ironically the radical environmental agenda towards Resolute has had the direct effect of closing some businesses that were investing in the region, turning the whole “protect the indigenous peoples” line on its head.

The claims by Greenpeace that Resolute is destroying the ability of the forests to mitigate climate change goes against the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which says that younger forest growth benefits the climate more than old growth. And Resolute has contributed far more than Greenpeace to the Boreal’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases.

Resolute’s legal counsel is conducting a thorough investigation of Greenpeace and has established a website to catalog information regarding the green group’s campaign and practices.

It’s refreshing to see an environmentally conscious and economically responsible business fight back against Greenpeace’s malicious attempt to beat it into submission.

Grace Wiegman is an intern with Earth Rising Blog. Environmental issues caught her attention in college, and she enjoyed learning about the current topics and the different viewpoints involved.

Republished from Earth Rising.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service, are proud sponsors of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Folds of Honor, Honoring the Sacrifice, Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, the Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Join us in prayer for our nation, that good and righteous national leaders would rise and prevail, and that division would be healed so we would be united as Americans. We pray also for the protection of our military Patriots, first responders and their families, and comfort for veterans who are suffering.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.