Category: <span>Press</span>

Harvard Complaint Op-Ed in The Nation
April 8, 2021April 8, 2021
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Harvard Complaint Op-Ed in The Nation

The Nation ran an opinion piece today co-authored by CDP’s Alex Marquardt. The piece makes the case for fossil fuel divestment — and for fossil fuel investments as violations of charitable duties — while also explaining the strategy behind filing complaints with state attorneys general.

Harvard Complaint Press Round-Up
March 22, 2021April 29, 2021
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Harvard Complaint Press Round-Up

The complaint CDP helped to prepare asking that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey investigate the legality of Harvard’s fossil fuel investments has been reported on by WBUR, E&E Greenwire, Inside Higher Ed, The Harvard Crimson, The New Yorker, Teen Vogue, Common Dreams, Climate and Capital Media, and WOOC Radio. Especially good coverage explaining the strategy behind and...

CDP Co-Founder Featured on The Daily Bern
February 26, 2021March 5, 2021
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CDP Co-Founder Featured on The Daily Bern

Climate Defense Project co-founder and staff attorney Ted Hamilton was interviewed on The Daily Bern to discuss the organization’s work and the legal challenges facing climate activists. Check out the video on The Daily Bern‘s Facebook and YouTube channel.

CDP in the Press: License to Drill
February 27, 2020February 27, 2020
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CDP in the Press: License to Drill

CDP staff attorneys Alice Cherry and Ted Hamilton have written a short post for the I Heart Climate Voices blog. The post argues that courts and governments routinely misapply the law to protect the fossil fuel industry, and that the legal system will tacitly support the fossil fuel economy unless and until protest and social...

CDP in the Press: Washington Supreme Court Establishes ‘Very Important Precedent’ for Climate Necessity Defense
September 10, 2019October 2, 2019
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CDP in the Press: Washington Supreme Court Establishes ‘Very Important Precedent’ for Climate Necessity Defense

Common Dreams has a story on our major win at the Washington Supreme Court, where we helped Valve Turner Ken Ward establish a crucial precedent for the climate necessity defense. Read our press release on the decision. CDP co-founder and staff attorney Alice Cherry was quoted in the Common Dreams piece: Alice Cherry of the Climate Defense...

CDP in the Press: Environmental Defenders Silenced Around the World
August 2, 2019August 2, 2019
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CDP in the Press: Environmental Defenders Silenced Around the World

CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs is quoted in a Civil Eats article on the alarming rise in deadly attacks against environmental defenders across the world: Climate change activists have been labeled as terrorists, said lawyer Kelsey Skaggs with the Climate Defense Project. She pointed to how the company behind the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners used the term “eco-terrorists”—which was...

CDP in the Press: Law and Disorder Radio Show
April 29, 2019April 29, 2019
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CDP in the Press: Law and Disorder Radio Show

CDP co-founder and staff attorney Ted Hamilton was interviewed on the most recent episode of the Law and Disorder radio show, speaking about our recent climate necessity defense victory in Washington. (CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs was featured on two previous episodes).

CDP in the Press: Break the law to make the law
April 1, 2019April 1, 2019
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CDP in the Press: Break the law to make the law

Climate Defense Project co-founders Alice Cherry, Ted Hamilton, and Kelsey Skaggs have an op-ed in The Hill on the importance of civil disobedience to the climate justice movement. The article explains how grassroots direct action is necessary for changing policy and ensuring a just transition, and emphasizes the need for movement legal support like that provided by...