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Judge rules on Resolute vs. Greenpeace, racketeering dismissed, defamation can proceed

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 23, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

In dismissing most of Resolute’s suit vs. Greenpeace, a judge says the company’s racketeering complaint doesn’t prove “actual malice“, as required by California’s anti-SLAPP law, but rules defamation suit can proceed. In other Business news: Ontario’s forest industry pitches its wish list for gov’t; Boise Cascade makes leadership changes; and more on the pending investigation into rail car rationing by Canada’s railways.

In Forestry/Climate news: BC’s forests fix and store huge amounts of carbon; Yellowstone’s forests could become grasslands; and US forest soils emit more pollutants with climate change. 

Finally, mass timber projects are celebrated in Toronto; Milwaukee; Australia and the Arctic.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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