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Corporate worms starting to turn

The corporate world has been misled by its public relations advisers for far too long. The softly, softly approach they have taken to attacks by environmentalists has not served them well, and in many areas business has ground to a halt. 

It's nice then to see a company that is willing to take a stand.

In 2013 [Canadian forestry business] Resolute sued Greenpeace for “defamation, malicious falsehood and intentional interference with economic relations” and sought $7 million Canadian in damages. The company has clearly been harmed by Greenpeace’s fact-challenged denunciations of logging in Canada’s vast boreal forest. As a result of the green media campaign, Resolute says it has lost U.S. customers including Best Buy. Greenpeace says in its court filings that its publications on Resolute “present fair comment based on true facts” and that the company is “engaged in destructive forest operations.”

As part of the court proceedings, Resolute is seeking Greenpeace correspondence, which should be lots of fun if it ever sees the light of day.

But Greenpeace may be forced to defend those comments. In January 2015 an Ontario court refused to consider an appeal of its motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Then last June Superior Court Justice F. B. Fitzpatrick rejected Greenpeace’s motion to strike part of the Resolute complaint that details the environmental group’s activities around the world.

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Reader Comments (103)

Heh. He also accused me of being paid to post and then 'the site that doesn't censor', banned me.

Par for the course from somebody who, for years, allowed people to believe that uber-poster 'Smokey' and moderator 'dbstealey' were different people.

If you think your opinion or idea is important, elevate your status by being open and honest. People that use their real name get more respect than phantoms with handles. I encourage open discussion by people that stand behind their words.

WUWT Site policy.

I repeat, Heh. Maybe sockpuppet Smokey should get together with sockpuppet Nigel Persaud.

Mar 25, 2016 at 2:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhil Clarke

Bishop Hill ought to ban you also.

Apr 11, 2016 at 12:21 AM | Unregistered Commenterstan stendera

Re: the Rainbow Warrior, I have been told by someone who claims to have been there (and was working at an Environmental NGO at the time) that the ship was actually scuttled after the photographer was killed.

Apr 13, 2016 at 12:04 PM | Unregistered Commenterslowjoe

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