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How A Box Full Of Plastic Got Two La. Women Arrested For “Terrorizing”

“Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, environmental activists with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, turned themselves into the Baton Rouge Police Department Thursday to be booked on counts stemming from a plastic pollution awareness event that took place more than seven months ago.

Rolfes was booked with terrorizing, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. McIntosh was booked with principal to terrorizing. The women are accused of menacing a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry with a file box full of plastic pellets, also called nurdles, found in Texas bays near a plastic manufacturing facility owned by Formosa Plastics.

A police detective called a lawyer representing the pair to alert them that there was a warrant out for their arrest.”

Sara Sneath reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune June 25, 2020.


“Louisiana Environmental Activists Charged With “Terrorizing” for Nonviolent Stunt Targeting Plastics Giant” (The Intercept)

“2 Louisiana Environmentalists Face ‘Terrorizing’ Charges” (AP)

“US Climate Activists Charged With ‘Terrorizing' Lobbyist Over Plastic Pollution Stunt” (Guardian)

“These Louisiana Activists Are Facing ‘Terrorizing’ Charges For A Stunt They Pulled Six Months Ago” (Grist)