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14 Feb 2019

Author:
Kanishka Singh, Reuters

U.S. court dismisses Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit against Greenpeace

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A federal court in North Dakota has dismissed a lawsuit from Energy Transfer Partners LP against environmental group Greenpeace...

ETP had sued Greenpeace and other environmental groups in 2017, accusing them of racketeering and defamation with the aim of blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline. In the lawsuit, ETP argued that the environmental groups' actions and negative publicity against it, its sister company Energy Transfer Equity LP and other firms caused billions of dollars in damages...

Greenpeace in a statement hailed the dismissal of the lawsuit as a victory and said it sends a signal that “corporate overreach” will not be tolerated.

ETP did not respond to requests for comment outside regular working hours...

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