Greenpeace Responds to Resolute’s CEO Richard Garneau

by Rodrigo Estrada

March 3, 2017

On March 02, 2017 Resolute Forest Products’ CEO Richard Garneau published an editorial in the National Review commenting on Greenpeace defendants pleadings in the pending RICO case filed by the logging company in the Court for the Southern District of Georgia last May. General Counsel for Greenpeace in the US Tom Wetterer said in response:

“Mr. Garneau is claiming that Greenpeace is backing down on its claim that Resolute destroys forests, but nothing could be further from the truth.  As we have made clear, both outside of court and in our legal pleadings, Resolute’s irresponsible practices are permanently altering the resilience of the forest and impair its ability support the viability of woodland caribou.  We called Resolute a Forest Destroyer because it is destroying what  is essential to the forest, an assessment that was based on thorough scientific research that has been corroborated by independent scientists.  We stand by that assessment.  Now, Resolute is trying to twist our legal arguments and spin more lies about Greenpeace in a continuing effort to silence us and bully us into backing down from our legitimate advocacy work, but we have no intention of doing so.”


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Rodrigo Estrada

By Rodrigo Estrada

Rodrigo Estrada is an expert on legal communication. He is the global communications manager of the climate justice and liability project. Currently at Greenpeace Canada, Rodrigo has appeared in a wide range of international outlets such as CNN, Bloomberg, Vice, and many more.

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