For Immediate Release
Court Dismisses Frivolous and “Dangerously Broad” Lawsuit Against NGO BankTrack for Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. - Yesterday, a federal judge issued a stinging dismissal of a lawsuit by developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) against BankTrack, a human rights and environmental NGO dedicated to ensuring that private banks engage in sustainable financing.
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