There are only four days left in our fundraising drive. We need to raise $500,000 by Saturday, and we’re asking all Greenpeace activists, members, and supporters to pitch in.
This fundraising drive couldn’t be more urgent. Energy Transfer Partners is suing us for speaking out against their Dakota Access pipeline alongside the Indigenous-led peaceful movement, with the purpose of making us — you, me, Greenpeace, other environmental organizations — afraid that if we speak out, we’ll be sucked into endless litigation by corporations with bottomless legal and financial resources.
We won’t let ETP stop or distract us from any of our work. In fact, we plan to double down and show these corporate bullies that we’ll fight harder than ever to protect people and the planet. But we can’t do it without your support.
The “criminal activities” mentioned in the lawsuit include writing blogs that shared powerful stories about the Standing Rock protests. We have the right to tell those stories — and that you have the right to read them.
Richard, this goes well beyond Greenpeace. We’re up against on of the worst, most unethical companies in the world. We have to show ETP can’t get away with its despicable behavior threatening people like you and me.
- ETP hired a paramilitary security firm that used violent tactics against water protectors.
- The company has trampled indigenous sovereignty and rights and used eminent domain proceedings to take away people’s land.
- ETP’s Dakota Access bulldozed an area of the pipeline corridor reported by Tribal leaders to be filled with Tribal sacred sites and burials.
- ETP has directly lobbied for legislation that would restrict and criminalize your rights to protest pipelines.
- Pipelines operated by ETP and its related company, Sunoco, and their subsidiaries, spilled hazardous liquids 527 times from 2002 to the end of 2017 — an average of one incident every 11 days.
We can’t let ETP trample our rights. If you agree, please take a moment now and help us fight for your rights and continue to build the movement to protect the environment. We’re counting on passionate civic-minded people like you for the resources we need to turn back this unjust, immoral assault and to support all our campaigns to protect the environment.
Democracy Project Leader, Greenpeace USA
P.S. The use of this dirty tactic is on the rise. With the upswing of the global right-wing agenda, governments and corporations around the world are attempting to chip away at our fundamental rights. Corporate and institutional bullies are blatantly trying to stifle free speech and our right to peacefully protest. If they are allowed to succeed, the world will be poorer for it. Please help by making a generous $50 donation to show these corporate bullies that despite their attacks, our movement to protect the planet is only growing stronger and support all our efforts to protect the environment.