“Firebrands of ‘ecoterrorism’ set sights on urban sprawl”:

The latest attack came last weekend when a large condominium project under construction in an upscale San Diego neighborhood burned to the ground. A banner stretched across the charred site read: “If you build it – we will burn it. The E.L.F.s are mad.” In e-mails to regional newspapers, the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) claimed responsibility for the conflagration that also damaged nearby homes.