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2 Louisiana environmentalists face 'terrorizing' charges

3 months 1 day 22 hours ago Thursday, June 25 2020 Jun 25, 2020 June 25, 2020 2:37 PM June 25, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BATON ROUGE, La. - Two Louisiana environmental activists face criminal charges for leaving a box of plastic pellets at a lobbyist's home in December. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade turned themselves into the Baton Rouge Police Department Thursday. The plastic pellets, also called nurdles, were found in Texas bays near a plastic manufacturing facility owned by Formosa Plastics. Rolfes was arrested on a charge of terrorizing, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. McIntosh faces a charge of principal to terrorizing. A lawyer representing the women said the charges have “zero legal merit.”

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