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  • Convicted Eco-Terrorist Leads “Yellowstone Wolf Patrol” in Montana

    09/20/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ron Catlett
    Rod Coronado, a convicted eco-terrorist, is the leader of the controversial “Yellowstone Wolf Patrol,” a new environmental group that plans to shadow legal Montana wolf hunters during the state’s fall and winter wolf season and document the hunts with a video camera. Coronado, a resident of Michigan, is a radical environmentalist who “sank whaling ships nearly 30 years ago in Iceland and later went to prison after torching a Michigan State University lab in 1992 for conducting research for the fur industry” according to The Buffalo News of Buffalo, NY. He also serves as a spokesman for the radical, militant...
  • Greenpeace ruling overturned ( criminal negligence reinstated )

    07/06/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 390+ views
    The Fort Mill Times ^ | July 03, 2008 | RACHEL D'ORO
    A Ketchikan jury correctly convicted a Greenpeace ship's captain of criminal negligence for sailing in Alaska waters without the proper oil spill response plan, the state appeals court ruled Thursday. The opinion partly cancels a 2005 decision by a Ketchikan judge to overturn guilty verdicts against Greenpeace Inc. and Arctic Sunrise Capt. Arne Sorensen of misdemeanor charges. At the time of its anti-logging campaign, the ship was carrying more than 70,000 gallons of "petroleum products," according to district court documents. In Alaska, non-tank vessels larger than 400 gross tons must file an oil spill response plan application five days before...
  • SUV firebomber gets 12 years

    07/26/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 26, 2007
    A man who set firebombs in seven large SUVs last March pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. Grant Barnes... using the methods of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front... When Barnes was arrested, police found a box of seven of the devices in the back of his car. Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site.
  • 2 women sentenced in Western arsons (FRom the Earth Liberation Front aka "The Family")

    05/31/2007 9:58:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 796+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | AP
    EUGENE, Ore. - A federal judge sentenced two women to prison Thursday for their roles in arson fires around the West that caused more than $40 million in damage over a five-year period. Suzanne Savoie and Kendall Tankersley were the fifth and sixth of 10 radical environmentalists to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Eugene after they pleaded guilty to arson and conspiracy. All were members of an underground cell of the Earth Liberation Front known as "The Family." U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Savoie to four years and three months in federal prison. In order to recognize...
  • Bond reduced in SUV firebombing case ( ELF or ALF ? )

    05/24/2007 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 24, 2007 | Sue Lindsay
    A Denver judge halved the bond today for a suspected eco-terrorist accused of setting firebombs in large SUVs after his father, a Colorado Springs lawyer, agreed to post the bond. Bond for Grant Barnes, 24, was reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 after defense attorney Phil Cherner told the judge that Barne’s father, Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County, would ensure that his son appears in court. Prosecutor Ryan Younggren said he and the victims objected to a bond reduction because Grant Barnes might plant more firebombs if he gets out. Grant Barnes, suspected of using...
  • Judge weighs penalty for activist (ELF Meyerhoff)

    05/23/2007 10:25:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | May 23, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 The horrors facing a first offender locked up with hardened criminals in the nation's high-security federal prisons highlighted testimony Tuesday in the sentencing hearing of Stanislas Meyerhoff, the first of 10 defendants to be sentenced in the Operation Backfire prosecution of radical underground environmental activists. The hearing is expected to conclude today in Eugene before U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who will decide Meyerhoff's prison term and rule whether his crimes were acts of terrorism, a ruling that could bring a stiffer sentence. Through the day, prosecution and defense lawyers dueled over whether Meyerhoff was an...
  • Earth Liberation Front arsonist sentenced to 13 years

    05/23/2007 10:09:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 744+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/23/07 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    EUGENE, Ore. – Declaring fires set at a police station, an SUV dealer and a tree farm acts of terrorism, a federal judge Wednesday sentenced the first of 10 members of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken commended Stanislas Meyerhoff for having the courage to “do the right thing” by informing on his fellow arsonists after his arrest, but declared that his efforts to save the earth by setting fires were misguided and cowardly, and contributed to an unfair characterization of others working legally to protect the environment as radicals. “It was...
  • Eco-arsonists protest comparison to KKK ( 10 Eco-Terrorists )

    05/16/2007 8:27:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,917+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2007 | Jeff Barnard
    Defense attorneys expressed outrage Tuesday when federal prosecutors compared 10 Earth Liberation Front arsonists who are awaiting sentencing to Ku Klux Klan arsonists. The six men and four women, branded eco-terrorists, have pleaded guilty to charges related to 20 fires set in five Western states from 1996 to 2001 that caused $40 million of damage. Targets included the Vail ski resort, wild horse corrals, National Forest ranger stations, meat packing plants, research laboratories, lumber company offices and a tree farm. The 10 are to be sentenced starting next week. Federal prosecutors asked Judge Ann Aiken that a so-called terrorism enhancement...
  • Man Arrested Following Several SUV Fires ( ELF ? )

    03/23/2007 9:16:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2007 | TheDenverChannel
    Denver police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with at least two fires involving Hummer sport utility vehicles in recent days. An officer arrested Grant Barnes during a routine traffic stop about 11:30 p.m., after finding suspicious materials in his vehicle. He was in the same neighborhood, police said. A couple in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood said their Hummer was engulfed in flames earlier this week, and the flames spread to another car parked nearby. It's similar to an incident last Saturday when neighbors said they awoke to find Hummer in flames. According to police, the man is being...
  • 2 guilty in Vail arson ( Eco-Terrorists )

    12/14/2006 8:28:08 PM PST · by george76 · 88 replies · 2,640+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 14, 2006 | Joe Garner
    Members of the ecoterrorism gang that torched buildings on Vail Mountain in 1998 will be sentenced in April, a federal judge ordered today. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., two key members of the gang formally pleaded guilty to federal arson charges, although they already had admitted their role in the multimillion-dollar fires. They destroyed several mountaintop structures including the popular Two Elk Lodge, a restaurant that has been rebuilt. During the 10-minute hearing, Chelsea Gerlach and Stanislas Meyerhoff, both 29, acknowledged their guilt when asked by Judge Ann Aiken. Gerlach responded "yes," and Meyerhoff said,...
  • Eco-Terrorism Suspects To Enter Pleas In Court ( ELF and ALF Arsonists )

    10/01/2006 8:02:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,518+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2006 | The Associated Press
    1998 Fires At Vail Ski Resort Cost $12 Million In Damage. Two people accused of setting the 1998 fire at the Vail ski resort will be sentenced in December on eight counts of arson stemming from the blaze that caused some $12 million in damage. Chelsea Gerlach and Stanislas Meyerhoff, both 29, were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Eugene. They are to enter pleas and be sentenced on Dec. 14, when they are also to be sentenced for other arson-related crimes to which they pleaded guilty in July. Under plea deals, both agreed to have the Colorado charges transferred...
  • Civil Liberties for Terrorists But Not for American Troops

    07/04/2006 9:49:49 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 609+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | June 21, 2006 | Jacob Laksin
    Civil Liberties for Terrorists But Not for American TroopsBy Jacob LaksinFrontPageMagazine.com | June 21, 2006 In recent years the ranks of alleged victims championed by civil libertarians on the political Left have swollen to include everyone from the terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay, to anti-American radicals, to environmentalist ultras and illegal immigrants. But there’s at least one group ineligible for victim status under the legal Left’s guidelines: American troops.  This seems to be the lesson of the “Camp Pendleton Eight.” A group of seven Marines and one Navy corpsman, they are currently being held--reportedly under excessively harsh conditions--at the Camp...
  • 4 Indicted In Vail Resort Eco-Terrorism ( New Arson Charges )

    05/19/2006 10:06:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2006 | Associated Press
    A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted four people on eight counts of arson for a series of eco-terrorism fires set at the Vail ski area in 1998. Those indicted are: Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, 29, Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff, 28, Josephine Sunshine Overaker, 31, and Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 33. Gerlach and Meyerhoff are presently in federal custody in Oregon, facing separate arson charges. The whereabouts of Overaker and Rubin are unknown. The Two Elks Lodge and other structures on Vail Mountain were burned to the ground on Oct. 19, 1998. Damage was estimated at $12 million. A group called the...
  • CA: Three sentenced in firebombing attempts in Sierra foothills - ELF eco-terrorists

    03/17/2006 6:24:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,026+ views
    Three eco-terrorists were sentenced Friday to federal prison for a series of firebombings that put towns in the Sierra foothills on edge. Ryan Daniel Lewis, 22, the alleged leader of the group, was sentenced to six years, and two sisters - Eva Rose Holland, 26, and Lili Marie Holland, 21 - were each handed two-year prison terms. Prosecutors alleged Lewis recruited the Holland sisters and Jeremiah Dean Colcleasure, 24, on Christmas Eve 2004 to help him burn down two unoccupied upscale homes in Lincoln, a Sacramento suburb, in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. The FBI calls the ELF...
  • Two more held in arson at tree farm(eco-terrorists ranks being thinned)

    02/23/2006 5:56:05 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 28 replies · 1,440+ views
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 2/23/2006, 3:33 p.m. PT | unattributed
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Eugene on Thursday indicted two more people in the 2001 arson at a Clatskanie tree farm, court officials said, bringing the number charged in the case to six. In all 14 people are charged in what government prosecutors describe as an arson conspiracy across several Western states over five years. Nathan Frazer Block, 24, and Joyanna L. Zacher, 28, were arrested Thursday in Olympia, Wash., after the 14-count indictments were handed up. Advertisement Government attorneys will seek their return to Eugene to face trial, said Karin Immergut, U.S. Attorney for Oregon....
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Vail arson suspects indicted in fed crackdown

    01/20/2006 9:29:26 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 1,430+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 20, 2006
    The arrests could begin to close the book on one of Colorado’s enduring mysteries. At the time, the Vail firebombing was considered the costliest act of eco-terrorism in the country, causing $12 million in damage, destroying the Two Elk Lodge, a mountaintop restaurant, among other structures. "The indictment tells a story of four-and-a-half years of arson, vandalism, violence and destruction claimed to have been executed on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front or Earth Liberation Front, extremist movements known to support acts of domestic terrorism," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a news conference today. Appearing with Gonzales, FBI Director...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Greenpeace 'to blame'

    01/11/2006 6:55:01 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,414+ views
    AFP...News 24...South Africa ^ | 11/01/2006 | (SA)
    Japan on Wednesday released a video in a bid to prove Greenpeace targeted its whaling ship in an Antarctic collision this week and accused the environmentalists of violent tactics. Japan's main whaling body put a video on its website that showed Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise moving steadily forward before hitting the whaling ship Nisshin Maru, whose movement was impeded by another whaling vessel nearby. "It was a deliberate action to get media coverage," Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research said in a statement. "The Arctic Sunrise could have avoided this collision. Instead the skipper turned the boat into the path of the...
  • Japanese warship 'to guard whalers'

    01/01/2006 5:41:10 PM PST · by Dundee · 229 replies · 2,711+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 02, 2006 | Amanda Hodge
    Japanese warship 'to guard whalers' A STANDOFF between Japanese whalers and environmentalists has escalated, with a conservation group claiming the Japanese Government has sent a warship to Antarctic waters to protect its fleet. The Washington-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said it had received a tip-off that a Japanese naval ship had been sent to the region to defend its whalers from protesters. The group said it was concerned the warship would try to seize its vessel and those of the two Greenpeace crews shadowing the whaling fleet through the Southern Ocean. "The Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research has made an...
  • Manager makes ecoterrorism target his home

    01/01/2006 9:01:05 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 753+ views
    Aspen Times...Vail ^ | January 1, 2006 | Edward Stoner
    Arrangement part of security since Vail arson Giant picture windows set among rough-hewn timbers. Sweeping views of the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross. And ski-in, ski-out access - to China Bowl. Wooldridge lives year round at...Two Elk Lodge restaurant, where he is the general manager. The building is at the top of Vail Mountain, 11,220 feet above sea level... He moved into the new lodge in 1999 when it reopened following the arsons that destroyed it a year earlier. Having a full-time resident at Two Elk was part of increased security measures after the October 1998 arsons...
  • Ecoterror Suspect Commits Suicide in Jail

    12/22/2005 8:17:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 108 replies · 2,803+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 22, 7:33 PM EST | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona bookstore owner charged in the firebombing of a government wildlife lab in Washington committed suicide in his jail cell Thursday, officials said. William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said. Rodgers was one of six people arrested earlier this month in connection with ecoterror attacks in Oregon and Washington in recent years. He was accused of setting fire to the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services facility in Olympia, Wash., in 1998....
  • Eco-terrorists botched plans

    12/22/2005 6:39:35 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,260+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 22, 2005 | Todd Hartman
    FBI document says group's missions plagued by errors Even as the Earth Liberation Front - a shadowy group of eco-terrorists that took credit for the Vail fires of 1998 - has eluded authorities for years, newly released evidence suggests some of the group's efforts have been plagued by almost slapstick gaffes. In one case, members driving on a mission to burn down a federal research facility in western Washington stopped along the way to shoplift some needed supplies from a big box hardware store. The plan was interrupted when one of the members was arrested for stealing sponges and a...
  • Woman Suspected in Several Ecoterror Cases

    12/14/2005 7:58:43 AM PST · by george76 · 88 replies · 2,296+ views
    Associated Press...my way ^ | Dec 14 | JEFF BARNARD
    A woman charged with damaging a transmission tower also is suspected in half a dozen other ecoterror crimes, including a firebombing at a Colorado ski resort, one of the costliest such crimes in the U.S. Chelsea Gerlach was ordered held without bail after Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Engdahl made the allegations against her. Gerlach, 28, was among six people arrested in five states last week on indictments alleging they set fires and damaged property between 1998 and 2001 in Oregon and Washington. The Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front took responsibility for most of the crimes. Gerlach, of Portland,...
  • Vehicles burned at two San Diego dealerships

    11/29/2005 2:27:09 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 741+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11-29-05 | San Diego
    Two early morning arson fires damaged seven sport utility vehicles at dealerships in the Pacific Beach area... The first fire was reported at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at Guy Hill Cadillac... About 10 minutes later, someone set fire to five Armadas at Pacific Nissan... In 2003, scores of SUVs were destroyed or damaged by arson in San Gabriel Valley suburbs east of Los Angeles. In that case, a California Institute of Technology physics student was convicted of using Molotov cocktails to start the fires at dealerships and homes. The vandalism included spray-painted messages such as "Fat, Lazy Americans," "polluter," "smog machine"...
  • Caltech Graduate Student Arrested in SUV Arson, Vandalism Spree (Earth Liberation Front)

    03/09/2004 8:05:58 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 31 replies · 328+ views
    Caltech Graduate Student Arrested in SUV Arson, Vandalism Spree By Greg Risling Associated Press Writer Published: Mar 9, 2004 LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California Institute of Technology graduate student was arrested Tuesday in connection with an August arson and vandalism spree targeting 125 sports utility vehicles at four car dealerships, the FBI said. William Cottrell, 23, used an alias when he e-mailed The Los Angeles Times, claiming to be a member of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front and offering specific details to prove his involvement in the firebombings, the FBI said. "The FBI hasn't seemed to pick...
  • Fires break out at California car dealerships (ECO-TERRORISM)

    08/22/2003 12:57:05 PM PDT · by MikalM · 52 replies · 935+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/22/03 | NADA EL SAWY, Associated Press Writer
    <p>Fires destroyed dozens of SUVs and a warehouse at an auto dealership Friday, and vehicles there and at three other dealerships were spray-painted with slogans such as "Fat, Lazy Americans."</p> <p>"With all the evidence ... it's highly likely it's an arson fire," said Rick Genovese, fire marshal for West Covina, a Los Angeles suburb.</p>
  • The Good News About Bad Green Lies

    04/08/2002 6:46:56 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 42 replies · 764+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 08, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    Perhaps the only good thing to come out of the real threats to our nation has been a reduction in the media coverage of the endless end-of-the-world scenarios put forth by the vast network of environmental organizations, the Greens. On March 22nd, buried in those newspapers that published the story, was an article by Paul Recur, the Associated Press science writer. He reported that scientists at the Lament-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York had teamed with colleagues from the Swiss Federal Research Institute to publish a study that noted that whatever warming is predicted is perfectly natural. The report...