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Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Judge Throws Out Felony Charges Against Climate Defenders
District Court Judge Robert Tiffany acquitted defendants of all charges today in the Clearwater County case of two “Valve Turners,” Annette Klapstein and Emily Johnston, and support person Ben Joldersma. Judge Tiffany ruled that the prosecution failed to demonstrate any evidence of damage to two...
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Monday, October 08, 2018
As Landmark ‘Climate Necessity Defense’ Trial Opens Today in MN, Shocking Last Minute Court Ruling Silences Scientists Scheduled to Provide Expert Testimony
A groundbreaking ‘climate necessity defense’ trial of Valve Turners Emily Johnston, Annette Klapstein, and their support person Ben Joldersma begins today in Clearwater County, Minnesota. The three are standing trial for their role in a coordinated action in 2016 that shut down every tar sands...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
No Jail Time for Climate Activist Who Shut Off Tar Sands Pipeline to Prevent Climate Harms
Yesterday in Chouteau County District Court, Leonard Higgins, the 66 year-old retired Oregon state worker turned climate activist who shut off a tar sands pipeline to fight climate change, was sentenced to three years deferred imprisonment, meaning he will serve no jail time. He was also ordered to...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Climate Activist Michael Foster Sentenced To Three Years In Prison (Two Deferred) For Shutting Off Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline In North Dakota
Climate activist Michael Foster is going to jail for shutting off the emergency valve on TransCanada’s Keystone 1 tar sands pipeline in North Dakota. This morning in Pembina County Court, Judge Laurie A. Fontaine sentenced Foster to three years in prison, including two years deferred. He has been...
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Barred From Discussing Climate Change in Court, Climate Activist Who Shut Off Tar A Sands Pipeline in Montana Gets Felony Conviction
In a remarkably short trial in Montana’s Chouteau County District Court lasting just a day and a half, a jury found Leonard Higgins, a retired Oregon state worker turned climate activist who shut off a tar sands pipeline to fight climate change, guilty of felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor...
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
To Avert Climate Catastrophe, Activists Shut Down 5 pipelines bringing Tar Sands Oil into the U.S
This morning, by 7:30AM Pacific time, 5 activists have successfully shut down 5 pipelines across the United States delivering tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada in support of the call for International Days of Prayer and Action for Standing Rock. Activists employed manual safety valves, calling on...
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