Wyoming Now Third State to Propose ALEC Bill Cracking Down on Pipeline Protests

Under a new Wyoming law, journalists and documentary filmmakers could be charged under “aids or abets” for any “favorable” coverage of the group organizing the protest.

The PPJ Gazette

Under a new Wyoming law, could journalists or documentary filmmakers who might document any future protests be charged under “aids or abets” with any “favorable” coverage of the group protesting, like the Standing Rock Sioux?  What about new laws to charge oil companies who contaminate water with “ecoterrorism?”

Source:  desmogblog

By Steve Horn

On the heels of Iowa and Ohio, Wyoming has become the third state to introduce a bill criminalizing the type of activities undertaken by past oil and gas pipeline protesters.

One of the Wyoming bill’s co-sponsors even says it was inspired by the protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Access pipeline, and a sheriff involved in policing those protests testified in support of the bill at a recent hearing. Wyoming’s bill is essentially a copy-paste version of template legislation produced by the conservative, corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

At the organization’s December meeting,

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2 thoughts on “Wyoming Now Third State to Propose ALEC Bill Cracking Down on Pipeline Protests

  1. The only good sign I’m seeing on the horizon, Rosaliene, is that bankers have stopped financing major fossil fuel projects. These projects have have to be operational for 30 years or more for loans to be repaid – and with the rapid shift to renewables many bankers don’t feel fossil fuels will be competitive with renewables 30 years from now.

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