France plans to jail ‘ecocide’ offenders for up to 10 years under new laws

Posted: November 23, 2020 by oldbrew in Accountability, government, ideology, Legal, pollution

CO2 is not pollution

A selected handful of the citizens of France have spoken, so the die is cast. No-one wants pollution, but do they intend to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant (like the USA), or even as a ‘danger to the environment’? Tell it to the plants and vegetation that rely on CO2 from photosynthesis to produce glucose, essential to survival.
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Environmental offenders could be handed a fine of up to €4.5 million, or 10 years in prison. The law is meant to punish those who commit a “general crime of pollution” or “endanger the environment”, says

France is set to make serious intentional damage to the environment punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as part of a planned “ecocide” law, government ministers said in remarks published on Sunday.

The law was proposed following a recommendation made by the Citizens’ Convention for the Climate, an environmental committee of 150 people, created by the government a year ago.

Committing an “ecocide” offense could be met with a fine of up to €4.5 million ($5.3 million), or up to 10 years in prison in cases of “intentional violation” of climate laws, Justice Minister Eric Dupont-Moretti and Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili told Le Journal du Dimanche weekly newspaper.

“We are going to create a general pollution offense,” said Dupont-Moretti. “Punishment will be staggered according to a perpetrator’s intentions.”

“We are crossing a historic milestone for environmental justice,” tweeted Pompili.

French lawmakers intend to legally define a number of new offenses in order to properly punish violations of the ecocide law, according to Dupont-Mortti. Those offenses include a “general crime of pollution” and “endangering the environment.”

“I want to put an end to environmental banditry,” he added.

Full article here.

  1. tom0mason says:

    Could this ‘ecocide’ law be put to better use by using it against the miscreants in France who burn down cathedrals and churches?
    Also use it against those who despoil forest and open countryside with installation of the industrial blight of solar and wind structures?

  2. dennisambler says:

    “Citizens’ Convention for the Climate” viz Citizens Assembly in UK. Part of the Extinction Rebellion playbook.

  3. ivan says:

    Is this the response to the courts saying the French government has to do something about its climate commitments? If so it is just another stupid regulation.

    I think tom0mason’s idea of applying it to those that ruin the countryside is good but I would also include the inclusion of all those that advocate such destruction and pollution.

  4. JB says:

    The French PEOPLE are doing it to themselves again. Learned nothing from their own revolution. Blood-letting seems to be their inherited trait.

  5. Coeur de Lion says:

    Never happen, mark my words. People/organisations with the capacity for such large scale pollution will be rich and therefore untouchable in France.

  6. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Can we apply the term pollution to green speak, as they’ve applied it to essential plant food?

  7. Gamecock says:

    Only inhaling is allowed in France?

    “The law was proposed following a recommendation made by the Committee for Public Safety, created by the government 227 years ago.”

    Fixed it.

  8. Kip Hansen says:

    Well, so much for my plan to retire to the French Riviera…….

  9. oldbrew says:

    “intentional violation” of climate laws

    Lawyers and judges can have fun with that one.

  10. spetzer86 says:

    Wonder what can be considered “intentional violation”? You have to know that CO2 is coming out of the facility’s furnace. You have to know that any production waste that you had to know you were generating is ending up in landfills or incinerated, so more “violations”?

  11. saighdear says:

    Maybe Big Gov is thinking there’ll be many many Pyres to come shortly after the swamp has been drained and the Plankers dried out…..

  12. Stephen Richards says:

    I wasn’t invited to this conference. I suspect you needed to be a member of greenpiss

  13. cognog2 says:

    This ‘ Citizens’ Convention for the climate’ is little more than a kangaroo court subverting the authority of Parliament. A constitutional pigs ear. The mind boggles!

  14. Gamecock says:

    ‘Wonder what can be considered “intentional violation”? ‘

    I told you: exhaling.

  15. oldbrew says:

    France is set to make serious intentional damage to the environment punishable by up to 10 years in prison

    What about the damage to scientific credibility?

    “I want to put an end to environmental banditry,” he added.

    An end to cli-sci banditry would be good.

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