Enbridge trying to shut down environmental group and seize assets

Enbridge trying to shut down environmental group and seize assets

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Enbridge sees that Stand.earth is a threat, and is thus trying to stop our work.

Liz McDowell
VANCOUVER, BC - At this moment sheriffs are waiting outside the Stand.earth office at 207 W Hastings on Enbridge's orders to seize all assets of the organization.
This morning our staff was served a notice of writ of seizure and sale, and two sheriffs showed up at our door, demanding to take all of our assets. 
This is because Stand.earth stood up to the National Energy Board under Harper to fight against inadequate public consultation for Tar Sands pipelines in 2014. Now Enbridge is trying to shut down the organization in order to pay their court costs.
"This is an outrageous act of bullying by Enbridge", says Campaigns Director Karen Mahon. "Enbridge is a massive corporation that earned $4.6 billion last year, yet is demanding Stand.earth pay their court costs, even though time has proven them wrong."
Enbridge sees that Stand.earth is a threat, and is thus trying to stop our work.
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For more info contact:
Liz McDowell - liz@stand.earth - (604)-219-6337
Karen Mahon - karen@stand.earth - (604)-836-5992
Stand.earth is an environmental organization that challenges corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect. Formerly ForestEthics, Stand has helped keep 2 trillion barrels of oil in the ground, placed 6.4 million hectares of forest into ecosystem-based management, and shifted over $100 billion of corporate purchasing into more sustainable sources.
Contact Liz McDowell - liz@stand.earth - (604)-219-6337, Karen Mahon - karen@stand.earth - (604)-836-5992