A word coined by the mainstream media
to describe "environmental terrorist
", or specifically the extremist
members of the Earth Liberation Front
People whose sole purpose is to cause destruction of private and public property with little regard of the consequences while fronting a vague political agenda of "saving the earth". They resort to such criminal tactics as arson and vandalism. This expression has been used before, but became a permanent part of the political landscape after the recent simultaneous firebombings of the University of Washington's Urban Horticulture Center and a tree farm in Clatskanie, Oregon in May, 2001; destroying years of research by scientists who are legitimately trying to "save the earth".