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Media Release: ELF Press Office to Obama: Protect the Environment or the ELF Will

November 11, 2008


Washington, D.C. - The North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office (NAELFPO) challenged the incoming Obama Administration Tuesday to take immediate action to reverse the trend of global warming and environmental destruction.

"The incoming Obama Administration's plan for the environment, or lack thereof, may very well influence the activities of the Earth Liberation Front throughout the next four years," stated Lisa Nesbitt, one of four new press officers for the NAELFPO. "The $150 million in damages caused by the ELF in the last decade to environmentally destructive corporations was, in part, a direct response to the refusal of the U.S. Government to take necessary measures to stop environmental destruction."

The Earth Liberation Front, or ELF, is an international, underground movement consisting of autonomous groups of people who engage in direct actions to protect the planet. Formed in 1992 in Brighton, England as an offshoot of the Earth First! organization, the ELF has been active in the United States since 1996. Since that time the group has conducted dozens of actions across the country and North America resulting in over $150 million in damages. Notorious ELF actions have included the $24 million arson attack at Colorado's Vail Ski Resort in 1998 and the $50 million arson attack on a five-story condominium project in San Diego, CA in 2003.

Since the year 2001, the ELF has been considered the top domestic terror threat by the F.B.I.

"The U.S. Government has refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol, refused to permanently protect the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), refused to stop the logging of national forests, and refused to heighten the Energy Act standards for light cars, trucks and commercial vehicles - the greatest contributor to global warming," Nesbitt continued. "We have one message for the incoming Obama Administration: act to protect the environment or the ELF will."

First established in 2000 as the public face of the Earth Liberation Front direct action movement, the NAELFPO returned on October 31, 2008 opening its doors to four new regional offices and press officers in the United States: Lisa Nesbitt (Northeastern Bureau); Tomas Peterson (Northwestern Bureau); Kristina Sanchez (Southwestern Bureau); and Jason Crawford (Midwest Bureau).

NAELFPO can be found on the web at:  http://www.elfpressoffice.org

North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office (NAELFPO)
Tel: (202) 521-1482
Email:  info@elfpressoffice.org


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WILLING 12.Nov.2008 14:59

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are you willing to save the real salmon runs in the south east of alaska??? ...by pointing out the trade violation coming out of the offshhore controlled proliferation of cruise boats dumping deoxygenated sewage along the salmon schools swim...the fact is,,,,"6" cruseboats were operating in 1999.after martial law was declared as a favor to transnational (hong kong) non eseential,,,up to 200 boats in seattle and 200 in vancouver,b.c. all of which sign 1 year contract renewals while not paying proper 10 % minimum tax....result...120,000,000 pier ( terminal 91) the fourth pier designed for cruiseboats.,,all while causing 65-70 millioon in debt every year that the prperty tax is used to cover the port of seattles inhernet corrupt busines ethics and investemnets....all becuz poor passengers thought they could get a free cruise if they complained about the viaduct being to noisey and unsightly...
righ now..the shake down has put over 100 billion into the industrialist hands who never invest to solve problems but instead proliferate the sexploitation of asia and europe and america.....
all that is needed to begin the communique to president elect obama is some visits to teh north west cruiseline association and the miami based internation cruiseline company associations,,,carnival,norwegian( owned by genting berhad and starcruises of hong kong and abu dhabi investment authority ( getting tax breaks as if there investment solve 3 rd world problems,,,,),, royal carribean,holland america,,and celebrity and princess....all still in violation of n.a.f.t.a. and cap and trade impacts that never once in the last 4 summers gave the citizens and tourists of seattle a reprieve ( or the sports stadiums air ) any day during the summer ... it is what causes cancer ,leukiemia and weakens the minds of children
save the real salmon runs----some people are still starving