CDP in the Press: Washington Supreme Court Establishes ‘Very Important Precedent’ for Climate Necessity Defense

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 Project, who is also an attorney for Ward, called the decision “a victory for free expression and dissent in the State of Washington.”

“It creates a strong legal basis for climate protesters to justify their actions in a court of law, and to defend themselves against prosecutorial overreach,” said Cherry. “This is significant, given that the fossil fuel industry is increasingly attempting to squelch public opposition to its expansion projects.”

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