Criminalizing Environmental Activism
Two bills which impose increased penalties on those who take direct action to save trees and endangered species have passed the Oregon House and are on their way to the Senate -- HB 2595 and HB 2596. Well-read Red Cara Dugas explains what's in them, what's wrong with them, and reads from Will Potter's book Green is the New Red which explores the threat to free speech in calling those who block environmental destruction "terrorists".
These bills have not passed the Oregon Senate. To call your state senator, go here to find his/her contact info.