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After a decade on the run, a Canadian woman wanted in the largest eco-terrorism case in U.S. history turned herself in to American authorities at the Washington State border on Thursday.

Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, was to be transferred to Oregon to stand trial over her alleged involvement in a group that carried out 20 arsons in five Western states between 1996 and 2001.

Targets of the arsons, committed by self-proclaimed members of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front, were buildings such as the offices of U.S. Forest Industries Inc. in Oregon.

Ms. Rubin is also charged with allegedly taking part in the torching of lodges at the Vail ski resort in Colorado and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Oregon.

A statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice does not indicate why Ms. Rubin had surrendered. Rumors she was hiding…

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