An Act to Discourage Environmental Terrorism (2001)

Would have created a new Class C crime, of “environmental terrorizing” for crimes of violence committed to protest an environmental or natural resource issue. While violence and destruction of property are wrong, they are already illegal. Thus the purpose of the bill was to characterize those who care about the environment as more prone to violence and criminal activity than the general population – an inaccurate smear.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote

House Votes

District Name Vote
117 Joseph C. Perry Sr.
139 Stephen S. Stanley A