CDP in the Press: Explaining the Necessity Defense

CDP’s Alice Cherry was quoted in an Associated Press article describing the history and use of the necessity defense by climate activists and others. The article also mentions Climate Defense Project’s resources on the necessity defense. Check it out here.

It was first attempted in a U.S. environmental case in 2009 when a climate change activist cited necessity in Utah. Alice Cherry, co-founder of the Climate Defense Project, said it has been used in similar cases in Washington state, New York, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota. The Climate Defense Project even offers an educational guide on using the defense and says this area of the law is “developing rapidly.”

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