The Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club has come out in support of lawbreaking as a means of protest. Earlier this week, Texas Sierra Club Director Reggie James commented on a Facebook post from Lori Glover that celebrated the near-end of her probation from a plea deal after being arrested at a pipeline protest in West Texas last year. For her criminal actions, James called Glover a “super hero”:
“Don’t sweat it, lots of super heroes are just a step ahead of the law. :)”
While a Texas Sierra Club offshoot previously stood with pipeline protesters alleged of felonies, this is the first time the state chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed arrest as a protest tactic. Former national Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope took a stand against this tactic in 2008, but a decade of flip-flops on a number of positions have dragged the organization further towards the extreme and is now willing to support criminal actions to advance their radical agenda.