ALEC criminalizing protests

It seems that ALEC still is not done with criminalizing environmental protests. Four new states might introduce the legislations that ALEC has shopped around, which would make it illegal to trespass on “critical infrastructure”–which of course includes pipelines.

That creates a problem because, well, you cannot see a pipeline that is burried underground. The article has a lovely example. Approach some workers and cross an invisible line between public land and a construction site–and you will be arrested.

Julian Barg


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  title = {Julian Barg: ALEC criminalizing protests},
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  year = {2021}