Thursday, November 24, 2005

Anti-Sprawl "Extremists"

From an AP story in The Washington Times:

Anti-sprawl extremists coming east

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The torching of four town houses in this rapidly growing western Maryland city highlights the spread of a radical environmental movement associated largely with the western United States.

The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), which claimed responsibility for the weekend fires, is growing through exposure via the Internet to its philosophy and methods, said Kelly Stoner, executive director of Stop Eco-Violence, which monitors vandalism linked to environmental and animal rights groups.

"Without question, we have seen the radical environmental movement spreading across the United States," Miss Stoner said Tuesday in a telephone interview from her office near Portland, Ore...

"Extremists" is too polite a term for these people. The headline made me think of Tim Kaine, not ELF terrorists.

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