Just like Jeff Luers is serving triple the sentence of Tom Calkins, the owner of the Burlingame Grocery who was convicted of arson for burning down his store for insurance money, I doubt that whoever is convicted of this arson will get the same sentence as Luers.
After all, if you burn down a business for insurance money and get caught....well, it's just a bad business decision. If you burn things because you don't like their effects on the environment, it's "terrorism".
Repost from the Oregonian:
Arson suspected in $2 million fire
Authorities suspect arson in a blaze over the weekend that caused $2 million damage to Design Craft Door Inc., a family-owned business that makes cabinets and employs 40 people.
Shortly before the fire, three trash bins in the area were ignited, including one on the cabinetmaker's property, said Lt. John Hopkins, a spokesman for Clackamas County Fire District No. 1. The property is at 7813 S.E. Luther Road, near the border of Clackamas and Multnomah counties.
About 60 firefighters from Clackamas County and Portland responded to the three-alarm fire. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oregon State Police Arson Hotline at 1-800-452-7888.
Hopkins said the fire spread quickly because of the amount of plywood, dust and lacquer paints in the building. The loss was high because the business housed some very expensive equipment, he said.
"Just one of their machines is worth $450,000," Hopkins said.