Energy Giant Fined for Greenpeace Spying

EDF used same spies as Floyd Landis

Greenpeace nuclear protest

Greenpeace nuclear protest     Photo: Greenpeace Finland/Flickr

French nuclear energy company EDF has been found guilty of hacking into the computer of the head of France's Greenepeace operations. Greenpeace has protested nuclear plants in France and abroad. "The evidence presented at the trial showed that the espionage undertaken by EDF in its efforts to discredit Greenpeace was both extensive and totally illegal," said United Kingdom Greenpeace official John Sauven. The company used the same spying agency, Kargus Consultants, that Floyd Landis paid to hack into a French laboratory that found elevated level of testosterone in Landis's body at the 2006 Tour de France. EDF, which owns London Olympics sponsor British Energy, must pay Greenpeace $500,000 euros in compensation. Landis is subject to an international arrest warrant.

Read more at The Australian

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