Keyword: ecoterrorist

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  • VANITY:HOA wants to buy "mitigation bank" for community streams. COE/EPA take over.

    11/16/2016 6:17:33 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 20 replies
    16 NOV 16 | dcbryan1
    I went to our yearly HOA meeting last night. Some consultant with GBM Associates in Bryant, AR said that he is proposing a "Neighborhood mitigation bank" where we buy "credits" for letting the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) get deeded our "wetlands", which are really 2 creeks, and dry tributaries. The consultant was honest. He said, no federal law dictates it, just a 1983 guidance. NO promises of making money, no guarantees that COE/EPA will do anything. Fines are possibe, like if my kid catches crawfish, or throws rocks in the lake/stream. Anyways, my wife and...
  • Greenpeace under fire

    06/26/2016 9:51:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2016 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Nations around the world reject its eco-terrorism tactics. Governments and courts around the world are finally cracking down on the eco-terrorist organization Greenpeace. The crackdown, which is long overdue, couldn’t happen to a more misguided bunch of people. In early December 2014, more than 20 Greenpeace activists damaged a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a publicity stunt meant to motivate greater government support for renewable-energy sources they think are necessary to battle supposed human-caused climate change. The activists walked into a “strictly prohibited” area where the Nazca Lines are located in Peru and laid big, yellow cloth letters...
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Sea Shepherd to Pay Millions to Whale Killers

    06/10/2015 4:00:36 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 187 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2015 | Taylor Hill
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society agreed to pay $2.55 million to Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research on Monday as part of a settlement to resolve a long-standing legal battle over the anti-whaling group’s tactics against Japanese whaling ships in the Antarctic. The settlement came the same day the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Sea Shepherd’s appeal of a federal court’s finding that the group was in contempt of a court order to stay clear of Japanese whaling ships. The activist group’s tactics at sea include throwing smoke bombs at Japanese whaling ships and using metal-reinforced ropes to damage propellers and...
  • 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...
  • Arizona Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Could Be Listed As Threatened Bird Species

    04/14/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    KJZZ ^ | April 10, 2014 | Steve Shadley
    A bird native to Arizona and other western states could be listed as a threatened species by the federal government. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo lives along the Verde, Colorado and San Pedro Rivers in Arizona. It also can be found at the Gila River and Rio Grande in New Mexico and the Sacramento and Kern Rivers in California. Federal officials said the bird’s habitat is shrinking because of dams and other construction projects on the rivers, plus cattle grazing.
  • Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.

    10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10/18/2013
    Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy. The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
  • Did EPA chief Lisa Jackson resign in protest over the Keystone pipeline?

    01/06/2013 5:06:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The eventual completion of the full-length Keystone XL pipeline seems more and more like an inevitability for the Obama administration, as it continues to clear bureaucratic hurdles and TransCanada proposes new routes to work with and not against the greenie-grain — not to mention the clamorous pressure to finally allow all of the undeniable economic benefits doing so would bring about already.As environmentally innocuous as the pipeline actually is, the eco-radicals decided a long time ago that they’d remain dead set against the whole idea on principle, and they’ve managed to turn it into one of the most contentious energy-related...
  • Possible Sighting of FBI Fugitive in British Columbia

    01/23/2009 2:56:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 269+ views | January 23, 2009 | n/a
    January 23, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Possible Sighting of FBI Fugitive in British Columbia The FBI is working with Canadian authorities to confirm the possible sighting of one of its Domestic Terrorism fugitives. Last November, the Bureau announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of four eco-terrorists known as “The Family.” Rebecca Rubin, one of the four fugitives, was spotted by a tipster who may have seen her near her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. We received several tips about all of the fugitives as a result of the publicity. Some of...
  • Whale Wars Thread - Dead in the Water

    06/15/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The Sea Shepherds' scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot, is slammed by a 30-foot wave, and water is entering the vessel through a crack in the pontoon. The terrified crew issues a distress call to the rest of the Sea Shepherd fleet, but help is more than 20 hours away. Fighting swells and brutal cold, the crew hopes to hold the outrigger in place with rope and straps. If the damaged piece is ripped from its slender mount, the crew fears the vulnerable craft may be torn to pieces.
  • 'Serial arsonist,' animal rights activist ordered to prison (ALF eco-terrorist)

    10/13/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Deseret News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Emiley Morgan
    SALT LAKE CITY — There was a lot of contention in federal court Thursday over whether Walter Bond rose to the level of a "serial arsonist." But U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart didn't seem that confused before sentencing the 35-year-old to more than seven years in prison — 12 considering that Stewart ordered the sentence to run consecutive with a five-year sentence handed down for arson in Colorado. "I will be the first to admit that I am a serial arsonist," the judge said, quoting something Bond wrote in February. "He does take pride (in what he's done). The court...
  • Oakland woman pleads guilty in eco-terror attacks

    06/16/2011 10:31:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/16/11 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    An Oakland woman has admitted taking part in a radical environmental group's arson attacks on a University of Washington research center and a Northern California corral, in a plea agreement calling for a four-year prison sentence. Briana Waters, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Tacoma, Wash., to arson and related charges in the May 2001 firebombing of the university's Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle. She also acknowledged acting as a lookout for arsonists who set fires at a government corral for wild horses and burros near Susanville (Lassen County) in September 2001. Waters, a violin teacher with...
  • Vegan activist pleads guilty to Sheepskin Factory arson

    11/18/2010 3:47:40 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/18/2010 | Yesenia Robles
    Vegan activist Walter Edmund Bond, of Utah, today pleaded guilty to felony counts related to an April fire that burned down the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale. Bond, 34, was arrested on July 22, accused of using fire or explosives to damage property involved in interstate commerce and of using force, violence or threats involving animal enterprises. The blaze caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Sheepskin Factory in the early hours of April 30. On July 28, Bond pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. By changing his plea today, he may be eligible for a shorter prison sentence....
  • New gas pipeline fires up Western ranchers, counties ( sagebrush rebellion )

    10/17/2010 11:07:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 09/26/10 | ROCKY BARKER
    Environmental groups agreed to not fight the project in exchange for funds that could buy up grazing permits. A new sagebrush rebellion has spread across the West from Wyoming to Oregon. But this time the target is a big energy company, not the federal government. El Paso Corp., the owner of the nation's largest natural gas pipeline system, angered ranchers and county officials this summer when it agreed with two environmental groups to set up the funds. Western Watersheds Project and the Oregon Natural Desert Association agreed not to challenge the pipeline in exchange for establishing two new nonprofit funds,...
  • Anti-whaling activist says Sea Shepherd sank its own ship

    10/07/2010 9:23:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct 7, 2010
    A former Sea Shepherd activist on Thursday accused the militant conservation group of deliberately sinking one of its own ships as a publicity stunt after a collision with a Japanese whaler. New Zealander Pete Bethune labelled Sea Shepherd's leadership "morally bankrupt" for allegedly ordering the hi-tech trimaran "Ady Gil" to be scuttled after it collided with a Japanese whaler last January in the Southern Ocean. Bethune, the Ady Gil's captain, said Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson ordered the ship's sinking to "garner sympathy with the public and to create better TV" in the publicity battle against Japan's Antarctic whaling program....
  • Pro-Lifers Face to Face With The Discovery Gunman?

    09/02/2010 9:37:14 AM PDT · by marcbold · 1 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 9/2/10 | Matthew
    Katie Walker of the American Life League said that she believes she met the Discovery Channel gunman James Lee face to face last year on June 6, 2009 for the national event called "The Pill Kills" day where they argued about the importance of human life. I spoke with Katie Walker and exchanged emails with her this morning. She said: "Last year American Life League sponsored a national event called the Pill Kills Day on June 6, 2009. During the Washington DC events for the day - which took place at the Planned Parenthood on 16th St. - an Asian...

    09/01/2010 11:05:26 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 546 replies · 3+ views
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  • Discovery Channel Hostage Takers Demands [Left wing enviro basket case]

    09/01/2010 12:10:23 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 295 replies
    Save The Planet Protest ^ | 9-1-10 | James Lee
    [James Lee Demands as posted at] The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue...
  • Rumors Swirl Around Oil Rig Explosion

    05/02/2010 2:53:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 49 replies · 2,338+ views ^ | 5-2-2010 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    have heard many, many rumors swirling around the BP oil rig explosion. Frankly, I don’t know what to think at this point. What I will say is that I don’t think it was an accident. I have heard that 15 fail safes failed. The first thought that came to mind is that our beloved government or eco-terrorists are behind it. But there are darker theories out there that you should know about. They may be untrue, but ask yourself: what if? In the age of Obama-in-Wonderland, nothing is improbable anymore. Snip By the way, North Korea is not our only...
  • Sea Shepherd Receives an additional €1 Million Euros from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery

    02/20/2010 5:13:31 PM PST · by at bay · 121 replies · 1,191+ views
    Sea Shepherd Society ^ | February 19, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Extra funds to support ongoing project to protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve On February 4th, 2010, at the Goed Geld Gala in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the Dutch National Postcode Lottery not only donated the annual amount of half a million Euros, they also handed over an additional check worth €1 million to Geert Vons, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s General Director of the Netherlands and Alex Cornelissen, Director of Operations, Galapagos. The extra funds will support Sea Shepherd’s ongoing efforts to protect the Galapagos, a UN World Heritage Site. Despite clear rules and legislation, commercial fisheries are still exploiting the legally...
  • A threat of further vandalism against KRKO, Everett, WA (enviro terrorism)

    09/28/2009 3:47:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies · 752+ views ^ | 09/28/09 | raccoonradio
    The Herald newspaper says the graffiti sprayed on buildings associated with the Skotdal family is visible from Highway 522. The message appears to be a followup to last month’s sabotage at the KRKO (1380) transmitter site that toppled a whole tower. It says, in part: “MBA KRKO/Snotdol [sic] Empire. If you continue to risk killing children, mother earth and her creations, all your holdings are targets.“ This extra-long graffiti message ends this way: "Authentic ELF [Earth Liberation Front]? Ask ATF/FBI about restricted water mains. Little water, better burn. ELF.” KRKO recently turned on its new 50-kw daytime facility, a move...
  • How GE’s green lobbying is killing U.S. factory jobs

    08/28/2009 1:50:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 1,152+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 28, 2009 | Timothy P. Carney
    ‘Government did us in,” says Dwayne Madigan, whose job will terminate when General Electric closes one its factory next July. Madigan makes a product that will soon be illegal to sell in the U.S.: a regular incandescent bulb. Two years ago, his employer, GE, lobbied in favor of the law that will outlaw the bulbs. Madigan’s colleagues, waiting for their evening shift to begin, all know that GE is replacing the incandescent for now with compact fluorescents bulbs, which GE manufactures in China. Last month, GE announced it will close the Winchester Bulb Plant 80 miles west of Washington, D.C.,...
  • 1999 MSU Arsonist Sentenced Today

    02/05/2009 6:57:58 PM PST · by magslinger · 35 replies · 1,050+ views
    WQTX ^ | 2/5/2009
    The government says a 20-year prison sentence for a woman who committed arson at Michigan State University would be the toughest punishment ever in a case of so-called eco-terrorism. Marie Mason is due in federal court at 9 a.m. today. The explosion and fire at Michigan State's Agriculture Hall in 1999 was a protest against genetically modified crops. Damage exceeded $1 million. Prosecutors want a 20-year prison sentence for the 47-year-old Cincinnati woman. Mason's lawyer says that would be extreme. Mason has admitted other acts from 1999 through 2003, including fires at homes under construction in southeastern Michigan and Indiana....
  • Michigan State arsonist sentenced to 9 years

    10/20/2008 12:32:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 334+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/20/8 | JAMES PRICHARD, Associated Press Writer
    Kalamazoo, Mich. (AP) -- A former environmental activist who committed arson at Michigan State University in 1999 and later became a government informant was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison. Frank Ambrose, 33, told a federal judge he was sorry for what he did and accepted full responsibility. He was freed until he is ordered to report to prison, which could take months. He also was placed on a lifetime of supervisory release after prison and was ordered to pay $3.7 million in restitution to the university and for other sabotaged sites. "I wish I could take all I...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Hummer vandal called 'eco-terrorist'

    09/22/2008 3:26:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies · 340+ views
    WFAA ^ | 9/22/2008 | Janet St. James
    SOUTHLAKE — Tips keep pouring into Southlake police after releasing the now-infamous video of a gray-haired man using a key to vandalize a Hummer. The crime was captured on the vehicle's own surveillance system, which had been installed because it had previously been defaced in a similar way. There have been no arrests yet, but there is legitimate speculation that this could be a case of suburban eco-terrorism against a certain gas-guzzling SUV. Police say they don't yet know the identity of the man videotaped using his key to gouge "X" marks into the side of a Hummer. But the...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • MOST WANTED: Josephine Sunshine Overaker on Eco-Terrorism Charges

    08/13/2008 7:38:32 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 597+ views
    MOST WANTED: Josephine Sunshine Overaker on Eco-Terrorism Charges Aug. 13, 2008 Under the cover of darkness on an October evening in 1996, Josephine Sunshine Overaker began her life as an eco-terrorist, officials said. The long-haired, vegan activist, sporting a slight moustache, worked at times as a midwife, sheep tender and firefighter, but this night she ignited her own dangerous blaze, officials said. Along with several other environmental extremists, Overaker slipped into the Willamette National Forest and struck the U.S. Forest Service's station in Detroit, Ore., officials said. Clad in black, they allegedly left graffiti and burned several Forest Service vehicles...
  • Radical environmentalist Tre Arrow gets 78-month prison term (OR)

    06/04/2008 8:08:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies · 255+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 4, 2008 | Stuart Tomlinson
    The activist pleads guilty in two arsons and will serve at the Sheridan federal prisonTre Arrow, a radical environmentalist who was once one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of arson. Appearing before U.S. District Judge James Redden, Arrow agreed to serve to 78 months in federal prison, with credit for time served since March 2004 in jails in Canada and the United States. Arrow, who will be formally sentenced Aug. 12, will serve about two years and four months at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution. His sentence could be further reduced by 54 days...
  • Tre Arrow pleads guilty in firebombing case (eco-terrorist cops plea)

    06/05/2008 2:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 233+ views
    KATU ^ | 6/3/2008 | Dan Tilkin and KATU Web Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Radical environmentalist Tre Arrow on Tuesday pleaded guilty to arson charges as part of a deal with prosecutors that will keep him behind bars for more than two years. Arrow, who legally changed his name from Michael Scarpitti, was charged with firebombing three cement trucks at Ross Island Sand & Gravel in Portland and setting fire to logging trucks and a tractor near Estacada. On his Web site, the 34-year-old said recently he did not want to risk receiving a life prison sentence and called the plea deal an offer he "couldn't refuse." On Tuesday, he entered...
  • Eco-Terrorism On Orcas

    03/19/2008 2:06:34 AM PDT · by caveat emptor · 30 replies · 1,217+ views
    Island Guardian ^ | 03/17/2008 | not stated
    03/17/2008: "Eco-Terrorism On Orcas" ”I did it to punish the rich white people of Orcas Island and make them pay for the death of the whales and the depletion of the rain forests” -Mondragon Gabriel Thomas Mondragon, 29 years old, who recently arrived from New Mexico, explained to Sheriff’s Deputies that in an attempt to make the people on Orcas “suffer just like the whales and trees”, he attempted to use a tree limbing saw -on a metal pole- to cut through a 69,000 volt power line.
  • Ecoterror Suspect Extradited From Canada

    02/29/2008 7:10:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 154+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/29/8 | WILLIAM McCALL, Associated Press Writer
    Portland, Ore. (AP) -- An environmental activist who was serving time in a Canadian prison has been extradited to the United States to stand trial on ecoterrorism charges despite his arguments that he faced political persecution here. Tre Arrow, formerly Michael James Scarpitti, was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in April 2004 on charges of taking part in the destruction of concrete and logging trucks in Oregon. The indictment came after his arrest in British Columbia on local charges of shoplifting, assault and obstructing a police officer after a security guard caught him trying to steal a pair of...
  • Woman Aborts Child To Help Save the Planet (Beyond Sick Alert!)

    11/25/2007 9:36:08 AM PST · by frogjerk · 59 replies · 169+ views
    Giving birth is a burden on the world. This is according to British born, Toni Vernelli, 35, who had an abortion 10 years ago to ensure her carbon footprint would be kept to a minimum, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported Sunday. Vernelli -- who works for an environmental charity -- was later sterilized to help "protect the planet", the Mail reported. "Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet," Vernelli told the Daily Mail, adding she believes bringing new life into the world only adds to the problem. The Mail also...
  • California man found guilty in eco-terrorist plot (faces up to 20 years in prison and $250K fine)

    09/27/2007 8:35:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 139+ views
    SACRAMENTO - A federal jury on Thursday found a 29-year-old environmental activist guilty of conspiring to burn down or blow up a northern California dam, a genetics lab, cell phone towers and other targets. Eric McDavid of Foresthill, Calif. faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for what FBI agents said was as an eco-terrorist plot in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a shadowy, loose-knit group of environmentalists that has claimed credit for arsons throughout the West. McDavid and two others were arrested in January 2006 after purchasing bottles of bleach, a car battery,...
  • 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.
  • Physicists campaign to free a jailed ecoterrorist's mind [ Asperger Alibi, Ecoterrorist ]

    07/16/2007 12:18:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 380+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2007 | Michael Martinez
    Two years after his 2002 graduation with honors as a double major in physics and math, Cottrell was charged and convicted as one of the nation's first ecoterrorists of the post-Sept. 11 era. He was found guilty of conspiracy and arson in the 2003 firebombings of Hummer and other sport-utility vehicle dealerships in the Los Angeles area to advocate a radical environmentalism. Two conspirators remain at large... In what prosecutors say was an example of his brazenness -- his supporters say it evidenced his behavioral disorder, one that's akin to a high-functioning autism -- Cottrell became a remorseless braggart while...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2007

    05/01/2007 8:52:12 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,493 replies · 19,114+ views
    U.S. Seeks Closing of Visa Loophole for Britons -Full Story- Omar Khyam, the ringleader of the thwarted London bomb plot who was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday, showed the potential for disaffected young men to be lured as terrorists, a threat that British officials said they would have to contend with for a generation.But the 25-year-old Mr. Khyam, a Briton of Pakistani descent, also personifies a larger and more immediate concern: as a British citizen, he could have entered the United States without a visa, like many of an estimated 800,000 other Britons of Pakistani origin.American officials, citing...
  • 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...
  • ("Silent Spring" Propagandist) Rachel Carson Honor At Risk In Senate

    05/23/2007 8:07:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 103 replies · 2,130+ views ^ | May 23, 2007 | The Washington Post
    Rachel Carson honor at risk in Senate May 23, 2007 WASHINGTON – Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has effectively blocked a resolution to honor environmental author Rachel Carson on the 100th anniversary of her birth, saying that her warnings about environmental damage have put a stigma on potentially lifesaving pesticides, congressional staffers said yesterday. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., had intended to submit a resolution celebrating Carson, author of the 1962 book “Silent Spring,” for her “legacy of scientific rigor coupled with poetic sensibility.” Carson, who died in 1964, would have turned 100 this Sunday. Cardin has delayed the legislation, a spokeswoman...
  • Eco-Extremist Wants World Population to Drop below 1 Billion [BIG TIME BARF ALERT]

    05/07/2007 9:28:40 AM PDT · by MotleyGirl70 · 103 replies · 2,181+ views
    Business and Media Institute ^ | 5/6/07 | Dan Gainor
    Apparently, saving the whales is more important than saving 5.5 billion people. Paul Watson, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and famous for militant intervention to stop whalers, now warns mankind is “acting like a virus” and is harming Mother Earth. Watson’s May 4 editorial asked the question “The Beginning of the End for Life as We Know it on Planet Earth?” Then he left no doubt about the answer. “We are killing our host the planet Earth,” he claimed and called for a population drop to less than 1 billion. The commentary reminded readers that Watson...
  • Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist

    02/28/2007 12:16:19 PM PST · by Dane · 34 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP, Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | February 28, 2007 | Rod McGuirk
    Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist By ROD MCGUIRK ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER MELBOURNE, Australia -- Paul Watson flies the Jolly Roger from his ship and boasts of ramming more boats than any living seafarer, part of an anti-whaling crusade that even Greenpeace calls too radical. Watson and his group came under withering criticism this season, summer in the Antarctic, for tactics that some say put the lives of whales above the lives of people. A Japanese whaling ship caught fire after being chased and harassed by Watson's fleet, the ships and volunteers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which not only...
  • Forest protester faces felony charges (Environut)

    12/27/2006 10:43:22 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies · 699+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | December 27, 2006 | Cyndy Cole
    J.D. Protiva now faces criminal assault charges in addition to Forest Service charges of illegal logging and construction. A Coconino County grand jury has indicted J.D. Protiva on six felony charges ranging from aggravated assault to endangerment after he said he strung heavy cables across a motorcycle trail on the flanks of the San Francisco Peaks. One motorcyclist hit a cable earlier this fall on the Challenger Trail near Schultz Pass and fell. He was not seriously injured. Protiva appeared before Judge Fred Newton at Coconino County Superior Court for a few minutes on Tuesday afternoon. He asked for a...
  • Poo-Poo on Paulson, A Manchurian Candidate for Treasury Secretary?

    06/04/2006 10:15:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 825+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 06.03.06 | Jonathon Burns
    For anyone who has seen The Manchurian Candidate, the recent nomination of Hank Paulson for Treasury Secretary should be a big scare. In the film, private interests brainwash a candidate for the presidency. By using psychological triggers, the private (or I suppose we could call them “special”) interest manipulates the unknowing candidate as a puppet to do their bidding.  On Tuesday President Bush announced his nomination of Henry “Hank” Paulson for Treasury Secretary. Paulson, currently the CEO of financial giant Goldman Sachs, is generally well-regarded by his peers on Wall Street. During his tenure, Goldman has seen some of the...
  • 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...
  • Violinist mom charged with being US environmental terrorist

    04/01/2006 6:23:44 PM PST · by wjersey · 193 replies · 5,104+ views
    Breitbart (AFP) ^ | 4/1/2006 | Staff
    A mother that gives violin lessons will face trial in the northwestern US state of Washington on charges she was an environmental terrorist, prosecutors said. Briana Waters, 30, of the famously liberal California city of Berkeley, has pleaded innocent in a Seattle federal court that she that fire bombed a horticulture center in 2001. A US district court judge allowed Waters to remain free pending the start of her trial in June, but ordered that she turn in her passport and have her whereabouts monitored electronically. Waters was the first person charged in connection with an attack that destroyed the...
  • Environmentalist charged with teaching arson in San Diego

    02/22/2006 7:18:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 448+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/22/06 | Seth Hettena - ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging an environmental activist with teaching others how to start an arson fire during a 2003 lecture in San Diego, where the costliest act of ecoterrorism in U.S. history had just occurred. Prosecutors said Rodney A. Coronado gave the lecture 15 hours after a $50 million fire destroyed a massive apartment complex in a north San Diego neighborhood. The indictment, however, does not link Coronado to that fire. Coronado, 39, was arrested Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz., on a charge of distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices and...
  • 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...
  • US indicts 11 environmental, animal activists (AG Gonzales press conference transcript)

    01/20/2006 1:47:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/20/06
    US indicts 11 environmental, animal activists Fri Jan 20, 2006 03:05 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said on Friday. The defendants, based in Portland, Oregon, and acting on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, were named in a 65-count indictment that included charges of arson and destruction of an energy facility, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a news conference. A Justice Department...