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Climate Defense Project Files Amicus Brief in Delta 5 Case
February 17, 2017February 17, 2017
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Climate Defense Project Files Amicus Brief in Delta 5 Case

On February 14, the Climate Defense Project (CDP) filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in State v. Brockway, the case of the Delta 5 climate activists who blocked a crude oil train in Bellingham, Washington in 2014. The CDP brief argues that the Delta 5 protest was necessary — and that the trial court...

Lessons from the Climate Periphery
February 8, 2017May 1, 2017
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Lessons from the Climate Periphery

After President Trump issued executive orders seeking to resuscitate the Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access Pipelines (DAPL), the climate movement returned to strategizing about how to defeat fossil fuel projects it thought it had beaten. It’s the latest round of battle in the war to keep dirty energy in the ground, and with all...

CDP Author: Here’s How Eco-Activists Can Fight Trump
February 6, 2017April 24, 2017
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CDP Author: Here’s How Eco-Activists Can Fight Trump

Activist Ken Ward admits he broke the law when he shut off a tar sands pipeline, but the surprising outcome of his trial suggests a path forward for environmentalists opposing Trump. An article by Ted Hamilton for The Daily Beast.

CDP in the Press: Just in Time for Trump, Jury Says Defense of Planet Is No Crime
February 2, 2017April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Just in Time for Trump, Jury Says Defense of Planet Is No Crime

CDP co-founder Kelsey Skaggs was quoted in a Common Dreams article on Ken Ward’s hung jury: Not only does this ruling bode well for the future “valve turner” trials, but it also could impact other activists who plan to confront the Trump administration with increasingly direct civil disobedience. “The failure of the prosecution’s case shows that...

Trial of Pipeline Protester Ken Ward Ends with Hung Jury
February 1, 2017February 1, 2017
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Trial of Pipeline Protester Ken Ward Ends with Hung Jury

CLIMATE DEFENSE PROJECT AND CIVIL LIBERTIES DEFENSE CENTER PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Contact: Lauren Regan, 541.687.9180 PIPELINE PROTESTER TRIAL ENDS WITH HUNG JURY IN VICTORY FOR CLIMATE MOVEMENT Mount Vernon, WA — In a victory for the climate movement, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of...