r/worldnews – France plans to jail ‘ecocide’ offenders for 10 years under new laws

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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.

Committing an “Ecocide” offense could be met with a fine of up to €4.5 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.

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.


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