I’ve collected some stories and links to legislative bills in Texas,
Pennyslvania and New York which, among other things, criminalize
environmental activism and peaceful demonstrations.
One example, Environmentalists = Terrorists, from TomPaine.com:
The Texas bill defines an “animal rights or terrorist organization” as “two or more persons organized for the purpose of supporting any politically motivated activity intended to obstruct or deter any person from participating in an activity involving animals or… natural resources.” The bill adds that “‘Political motivation’ means an intent to influence a government entity or the public to take a specific political action.” Language in the New York bill is similarly broad.
A little broad, yes. Reminiscent of the cattlemen who tried to sue Oprah for maligning the good name of hamburgers…