Rising Tide North America issued the following statement on the frivolous litigation being brought by Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) against land defenders and organizations:
“This lawsuit is MVP’s latest attempt to intimidate public participation and subvert free speech.
Across the country, fossil fuel companies like MVP are increasingly turning to SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) suits to hang on to their failed business practices that exploit the land, make people sick and destroy our climate.
Rising Tide North America is a grassroots organization made up of ordinary people fighting for a better and healthier world. We resist all attempts to intimidate land and climate defenders and subvert free speech — especially those made by multinational giant corporations profiting off of the destruction of local communities.”