A Lansing, Michigan prosecutor has unexpectedly dropped charges against 13 protesters who were poised to argue the climate necessity defense at a trial initially scheduled for this month.
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CONNECTING ATTORNEYS WITH COMMUNITIES & CAMPAIGNS
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Climate Defense Project
The climate movement needs climate lawyers. Climate Defense Project fills a gap in the legal landscape by supporting front-line activists, pursuing climate impact litigation, and connecting attorneys with communities and campaigns.
Percentage of American attorneys practicing full-time in the legal aid or public defender sectors
1 in 6
Number of Americans willing to engage in nonviolent direct action to fight climate change
Number of new fossil fuel infrastructure projects that can be completed while still meeting the Paris targets
The Straubel Foundation recently posted a short article about CDP’s work and the upcoming documentary film Necessity: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance....
Climate Defense Project Executive Director Kelsey Skaggs published an op-ed in Pacific Standard. The piece discusses how social movements have...
Support the Four Necessity Valve Turners as they head to trial and prepare to argue a necessity defense!