Federal government links eco-extremists with terrorists

The Globe and Mail reports here that eco-terrorists are seen as threats in the federal government’s new anti-terrorism strategy. While there may be fear of extreme environmentalists taking dangerous action against the Northern Gateway pipeline, environmentalists are concerned about their movement being linked with terrorism. It was argued that the strategy only targets groups that engage in terrorist acts and that legal dissent by environmentalists will still be tolerated. However, there has been criticism that this is an attempt to marginalize environmentalism. The anti-terrorism strategy seems to cast environmentalism in a negative light, which could possibly make it harder for environmentalists to be taken seriously.