Eco-terrorism is an act of violence which is committed in support of environmental causes, against people or property.[1][2]

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines eco-terrorism as "...the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or their property by an environmentally oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature."[3] The FBI attributed eco-terrorists to US $200 million in property damage between 2003 and 2008. A majority of states in the US have introduced laws aimed at penalizing eco-terrorism.[4]

Eco-terrorism is a form of radical environmentalism that arose out of the same school of thought that brought about deep ecology, ecofeminism, social ecology, and bioregionalism.[5]

  1. ^ "ecoterrorism - definition of ecoterrorism by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2010-10-02.
  2. ^ "Ecoterrorism". 2010-08-13. Archived from the original on 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
  3. ^ Jarboe, James F. (2002-02-12). "The Threat of Eco-Terrorism". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Archived from the original on 11 March 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  4. ^ Baldwin, Brent (2008-03-24). "Wade's War". Style Weekly. Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  5. ^ Long, Douglas. Ecoterrorism (Library in a Book). New York: Facts on File, 2004. Print. Page 19-22, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 154, 154, 48, 49-55.

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