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 public opinion is shifting about the need for direct action to solve the climate crisis,” said Kelsey Skaggs, an attorney with the Climate Defense Project, which provided legal support to Ward alongside the Civil Liberties Defense Center. “With our political leadership failing us, we need more courageous activists like Ken to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and set an example of how normal people can effect change.”

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