Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

July 1, 2020

...“These charges have zero legal merit,” said Pam Spees, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights who’s representing the activists, said in a statement. “They do not even pass the laugh test.

Right now, the U.S. has big plans to ramp up plastic production. By conservative estimates, plastic production and incineration will create 300 coal plants-worth of greenhouses gases by 2030, and double that by 2050. And it’ll also emit tons of toxic chemicals, which are particularly dangerous for the communities of color like Louisiana’s St. James Parish where plastic plants are often built. ...

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July 1, 2020