Category: Press

CDP in the Press: Montana Valve-Turner Trial
May 8, 2017May 8, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Montana Valve-Turner Trial

The Corvallis, Oregon Gazette-Times featured a piece on climate activist Leonard Higgins. The article quotes CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs on the climate necessity defense: “If there has ever been a political problem that seems to fit within the contours of the necessity defense, climate change is it,” said Kelsey Skaggs, [Climate Defense Project’s] executive director. “Civil...

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...

CDP in the Press: This year’s Public Service Venture Fund ‘seed grant’ recipients are advocating for climate justice, sustainable development and transgender issues
January 27, 2017April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: This year’s Public Service Venture Fund ‘seed grant’ recipients are advocating for climate justice, sustainable development and transgender issues

A Harvard Law Today piece mentioned the start-up grant that Climate Defense Project won: With the goal of providing a stable climate for future generations, Climate Defense Project — co-founded by Kelsey Skaggs ’16, Alice Cherry ’16 and Ted Hamilton ’16 — aims to fill a gap in existing efforts by enlisting the legal system...

CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally
January 24, 2017May 8, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally

Changemakers all over the United States responded to Donald Trump’s inauguration with “We Are Here,” a call to action from activists and elected officials such as Alicia Keys, Bernie Sanders, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Tulsi Gabbard, Van Jones, Common, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and many more. Kelsey Skaggs of Climate Defense Project...

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