American Petroleum Institute Kept Tabs on Enviros – February 11, 2014
More from the Stratfor Files
In 2010 the American Petroleum Institute (API) paid the global intelligence firm Stratfor more than $13,000 a month for weekly intelligence bulletins profiling activist organizations and their campaigns on everything from energy and climate change to tax policy and human rights, according to documents published by WikiLeaks in 2012.
Photo by Greenpeace Finland
API’s tracking of environmental organizations comes as the oil and gas industry… more
by: Adam Federman
The Fracking Files: Stratfor Provided Energy Industry with Intel on ProPublica, Environmental Groups – December 10, 2013
Industry’s 2009 fears of a muscular fracking opposition have come to pass
Long before the first anti-fracking bans were passed in North America, the oil and gas industry was taking stock of its adversaries through profiles and briefings produced by Stratfor, the Austin-based global intelligence company. The company is known for its investigations into activist groups on behalf of some of the world’s largest corporations and government agencies. The documents – part of a massive cache of emails, reports, and communiques published by Wikileaks beginning in early 2012 – reveal an industry concerned about an impending grassroots backlash to the fracking boom. In hindsight, it appears the industry was right to be worried: Today, opposition to oil and gas fracking is… more
by: Adam Federman
Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break up Planned Protest – August 12, 2013
TransCanada and Department of Homeland Security keep close eye on activists, FOIA documents reveal
Update, August 16: Since many readers requested we publish it, here is the complete report by the Bryan County investigator Spy_Report_Redacted.pdf. Some of the names have been redacted for legal purposes.
After a week of careful planning, environmentalists attending a tar sands resistance action camp in Oklahoma thought they had the element of surprise — but they would soon learn that their moves were being closely watched by law enforcement officials and TransCanada, the very company they were targeting.
Photos by Laura Borealis/Tar Sand Blockade