The FBI has identified ELF as one of the nation’s most active and destructive domestic terrorist groups. It is believed to be responsible for more than $43 million in damage in more than 600 attacks to corporations, individuals and government agencies, including a 1998 arson attack at the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado that resulted in $14 million in damage from seven simultaneous fires set at the top of the ski area.
Earlier this year, ELF’s primary targets were SUVs and car dealerships. ELF has claimed responsibility for burning or vandalizing several dealerships in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and California.
The recent acts of arson in Michigan suggest that ELF may be resuming its campaign against development.
For more information, e-mail Neil Gaffney at NAHB or call him at 800-368-5242 x8495.