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Greenpeace Beats Dakota Access Pipeline Eco-Terrorism Claims

Feb. 15, 2019, 1:03 AM

Greenpeace International won dismissal of a lawsuit by Energy Transfer Partners LP accusing the advocacy group and other environmental activists of inciting terrorist acts and vandalism.

The company alleged that the advocates acted to generate support for their causes while hampering the Dakota Access pipeline operator’s ability to raise money for projects.

A federal judge in North Dakota ruled Feb. 14 that the company’s complaint about “several groups/individuals with similar interests who happened to allegedly engage in unlawful activity around the same time” doesn’t amount to a racketeering conspiracy.

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