WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2016 (Press Release) -In response to Resolute Forest Productsannouncementof a filing in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Annie Leonard Greenpeace USA Executive Director said:
“Greenpeace is dedicated to investigating, exposing, and confronting environmental abuse by corporations and governments. For years, Resolute has tried to silence our revelations and those of other independent organizations on its environmental practices with threats, defamatory attacks, and baseless lawsuits. Instead of focusing on real solutions for forests, communities and its business, Resolute is once again wasting resources on a case with no merit. As it has done before, the company has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to silence critics with legitimate concerns about its environmental practices. Grotesquely misstating our mission and attacking our credibility with a frivolous lawsuit and a malicious public relations campaign will get Resolute nowhere. Greenpeace is an independent nonprofit with a record of taking non-violent, creative action based on sound scientific facts to ensure the protection and safety of the environment and vulnerable communities across the globe. Our work to create a green and peaceful world will continue, and we will not back down in the face of intimidation and bullying."