"Prosecution Dropped Against 2 Environmental Activists"

"BATON ROUGE, La. — State prosecutors have announced they will not pursue felony charges against two New Orleans environmental activists who left plastic pellets on the doorstep of a chemical industry lobbyist.

Friday’s decision ends a case arising from a December 2019 event in Baton Rouge aimed at raising awareness about plastic pollution. The activists left plastic pellets outside the lobbyist’s home that had been collected from Texas bays near a plastic manufacturing facility owned by Formosa Plastics, The Advocate reported.

Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, activists with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, were arrested in June after police had notified them about pending felony charges. Rolfes was booked with terrorizing, a felony charge punishable by up to 15 years in prison. McIntosh was booked with principal to terrorizing. Each was released on $5,000 bond."

The Associated Press had the story December 21, 2020.


"Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling" (NPR)

Source: AP, 12/23/2020