07 Sep '17, 9pm

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NRDC and a coalition of nonprofits challenged a state law criminalizing the collection of data on public land regarding environmental conditions or agricultural practices. Yellowstone's Norris Geyser Basin, Wyoming Shutterstock Wyoming’s data trespass law violates First Amendment rights, a federal appeals court ruled today. The so-called ag-gag law, modeled on similar laws in at least eight other states, silenced free speech by making it a punishable offense to collect data—including photos—on public land for the purposes of reporting illegal pollution or other violations. By effectively banning investigations into potential breaches of environmental laws, it prohibited private citizens from doing their part to hold polluters, employers, and corporations accountable. “The Wyoming statute tried to cut science and freedom of speech out of government decision-making,” said Mi...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/nrdc/win-free-speech-court-r...

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