Woman pleads guilty in eco-terror attacks

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PORTLAND — A woman accused of taking part in eco-terrorism firebombings pleaded guilty Thursday to arson and conspiracy charges on Thursday in an Oregon federal court.

Rebecca Rubin spent seven years fleeing from investigators until last year, when she surrendered to the FBI for her role with the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.

She faces five to seven years in prison.

Investigators blame the groups for 20 fires across the West from 1996 to 2001 that did $40 million in damage.