I’ve heard of eco-terrorists before, and they are quite real (and, I suspect, a growing threat), such as the people who used to put spikes in trees to injure loggers running their chain saws, or the folks who burned down ski lodges and new housing developments back in the late 1990s. But this takes the cake (from The Daily Caller):
Tennessee Bureaucrat: Water Quality Complaints Could Be Considered ‘Act of Terrorism”
Unsatisfied with the quality of your water and eager to let the government know about it?
You might be a terrorist, according to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
“We take water quality very seriously. Very, very seriously,” deputy director of TDEC’s Division of Water Resources Sherwin Smith told a baffled and outraged audience in Maury County, Tennessee. “But you need to make sure that when you make water quality complaints you have a basis, because federally, if there’s no water quality issues, that can be considered under Homeland Security an act of terrorism.”
Since environmentalists complain about the conditions of everything, perhaps this is just Tennessee’s clever way of ridding themselves of environmentalists.