Category: Press

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

CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs Named to Forbes 30 Under 30
November 14, 2018April 16, 2019
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CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Climate Defense Project co-founder and Executive Director Kelsey Skaggs has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of trailblazers and risk-takers. Recognized for her work at CDP, Kelsey joins a class of other luminaries in law and policy. Check out the honor here.

CDP in the Press: Fast Company Op Ed
November 12, 2018July 2, 2019
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CDP in the Press: Fast Company Op Ed

CDP's Alice Cherry interprets recent climate necessity outcomes in the context of the midterm elections and reaffirms the value of protest.

CDP in the Press: Coverage of the Minnesota Victory
October 10, 2018January 17, 2019
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CDP in the Press: Coverage of the Minnesota Victory

Our clients’ recent victory in Minnesota has garnered significant media attention. A Democracy Now! segment features CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs with two of the valve turners and Dr. James Hansen. Click here for part two. Here is a piece in The Nation by Wen Stephenson examining the context of the trial, and an opinion piece by Bill McKibben on the...

A Climate Constitution in the Courts and the Streets
June 8, 2018June 8, 2018
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A Climate Constitution in the Courts and the Streets

Climate Defense Project’s work to promote the climate necessity defense is featured in Jeremy Brecher’s article in Common Dreams about the importance of climate legal activism. Brecher quotes CDP co-founder Ted Hamilton: Ted Hamilton of the Climate Defense Project notes that a criminal defense cannot be based solely “a constitutional right to a safe climate or on...