Green acitivists fight the great fight—but get dragged down by petty lawsuits | Opinion
Despite the crisis confronting our planet, environmental activism has become a dangerous activity. The latest threat is lawsuits.
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Despite the global environmental crisis confronting our planet, environmental activism has become a dangerous activity.
“Environmental defenders should be able to speak out against environmentally harmful activities and participate in environmental decision-making without risking baseless legal action from companies and other powerful interests.” #SLAPP
French company sued journalists and nongovernmental groups who reported on villagers’ protests against the companies’ palm oil plantations in their communities and land. Happens all to often in many countries