All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

As EcoTerrorism Wanes, FBI Still Target Activist Groups Seen as Threat

"Ben Kessler, a student at the University of North Texas and an environmental activist, was more than a little surprised that an FBI agent questioned his philosophy professor and acquaintances about his whereabouts and his sign-waving activities aimed at influencing local gas drilling rules."

Source: Wash Post, 03/12/2012

"Native Americans Arrested Blockading Keystone XL Pipeline Trucks"

"RAPID CITY, South Dakota, March 7, 2012 (ENS) - Several dozen Native Americans critical of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline Monday blockaded two large trucks in a six-hour standoff at Wanblee, South Dakota."

"About 70 people joined the blockade, bringing food and water, and parking their vehicles across the road to prevent the trucks from traveling across the Pine Ridge Reservation in the south-central part of the state.

Eventually, five people were arrested by tribal police and the trucks went on their way to Canada under police escort. "

Source: ENS, 03/09/2012

"Animals: Iowa, First State To Criminalize Undercover Investigation"

"On Friday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill designed to thwart activists who go undercover to report animal abuse. This makes Iowa the first state in the country to pass such a law; Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York and Utah are considering them. Undercover investigations, including videos and photographs, are a principal tool used by activists of all stripes to document abuse cases and have led to legislative reforms, prosecutions and even facility closures around the country."

Source: LA Times, 03/06/2012

"Tough Rules Sought To Keep Invasive Species From Great Lakes"

"Ships entering the Great Lakes should be made to kill all the creatures that hitch a ride in their ballast tanks, environmental groups said on Tuesday, challenging as too lax a proposed government standard to combat invasive species."

Source: Reuters, 02/22/2012

UK: Climate Skeptic Lobby Not 'Influential' Enough To Reveal Funder

"The climate sceptic thinktank chaired by former chancellor Lord Lawson, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), has been ruled not 'influential' enough to warrant making the Charity Commission disclose its seed funder, an information rights tribunal ruled on Tuesday."

Source: Guardian, 02/22/2012

"Leak Offers Glimpse of Campaign Against Climate Science"

"Leaked documents suggest that an organization known for attacking climate science is planning a new push to undermine the teaching of global warming in public schools, the latest indication that climate change is becoming a part of the nation’s culture wars."

Source: NY Times, 02/16/2012


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