Ecoterrorism


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Ecoterrorism

Acts of terrorism committed by those who want to protect the environment. The possibility of ecoterrorism is a type of political risk for construction companies, developers and others.
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(330) Anti-Defamation League, Ecoterrorism: Extremism in the Animal Rights and Environmentalist Movements, http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/ecoterrorism.asp.
(302.) See Rutmanis, supra note 179 (arguing low-level punishments for ecoterrorism ineffective).
Whether construed as ecoterrorism or justified resistance, the more extremist acts demand ethical parameters that can constrain the acts themselves and the circumstances in which they may be undertaken (see Vanderheiden, 2005).
Julian Zelazney, director of an organization that tracks ecoterrorism legislation, the State Environmental Resource Center, says, "They are right-wing ideologues with an agenda of rolling back regulations, privatizing resources, and finding the way to make the most money for business.
Pera, who planned to kill all humans except those vaccinated members of their ecoterrorism group.
All of these are examples of ecoterrorism. Incidents once relegated to the Pacific Northwest now have occurred in Arizona, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan and New York.
It may have been introduced via an infected human host, a bird that was transported by humans, a bird transported by storm, or possibly through intentional introduction, such as ecoterrorism.
"Activism is a loaded term, and is usually associated with illegal activities such as tree-spiking and ecoterrorism. But activism for Ecotopians means working and acting towards community building, sustainability, and social justice.
Ron Arnold, executive vice president for the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, calls all of it ecoterrorism, crimes committed to save nature.
Even national security is being viewed increasingly as an environmental issue, with multiple connections between environmental quality and security ranging from migrations to war to competition for resources to ecoterrorism such as the burning of oil wells in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War.