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FBI Held 2012 Strategy Meeting with TransCanada, Industry Partners

Agency officials refuse to discuss “politicized and controversial” issue

On April 4, 2012 the FBI held a daylong “strategy meeting” with TransCanada Corporation, the company building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request. The meeting, which took place…
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by: Adam Federman – March 13, 2014

American Petroleum Institute Kept Tabs on Enviros

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…
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by: Adam Federman – February 11, 2014

The Fracking Files: Stratfor Provided Energy Industry with Intel on ProPublica, Environmental Groups

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…
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by: Adam Federman – December 10, 2013

Friend or Frenemy?

Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police
By Rob Evans And Paul Lewis
Faber and Faber, 2013, 352 pages

It would have been a monumental act of civil disobedience, on a scale never before seen in the United Kingdom. The almost-event would have occurred in 2008, just as climate change activists were turning to more radical forms of protest. This particular action was designed to capture the world’s attention: The plan involved more than 100 activists whose goal was to shutdown the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, one of Britain’s largest emitters of…
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by: Adam Federman – Winter 2014

Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break up Planned Protest

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…
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by: Adam Federman – August 12, 2013

Can Activists Win the PR Battle With the Fossil Fuel Industry?

Growing state-corporate surveillance and repression could drive above-ground activism underground

In mid June, Bold Nebraska — a grassroots environmental organization opposed to construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline — obtained documents that detail how local and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the company responsible for building the pipeline…
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by: Adam Federman – August 6, 2013

TransCanada Is Spying on Keystone XL Opponents

Company has compiled dossiers on protesters and shared them with law enforcement

TransCanada, the company behind the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, is stirring up trouble in Nebraska as it warns local law enforcement authorities that activists and landowners opposed to the project are a potential security threat. Documents obtained last…
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by: Adam Federman – June 20, 2013

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