Boston, MA — In an effort to bring attention to the growing number of deaths caused by climate driven extreme heat and the dangers of continued fossil fuel extraction, Boston area activists staged the “Mass Graves Pipeline Protests” on June 29th. To connect the dots between mass graves in Pakistan and the trenches being dug by Spectra Energy in Boston’s […]
West Roxbury, Boston, MA – On Saturday, February 13, 2016 Unitarian Universalists from across Massachusetts gathered at Theodore Parker Church to organize against the construction of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. Texas based Spectra Corporation is building a pipeline that will carry fracked gas into the West Roxbury, Boston, MA community. The pipeline has been met with strong local resistance. […]
In this video Tim DeChristopher shares an overview of the Delta 5 trial, the outcome, implications and his thoughts on how to use civil disobedience as a strategy moving forward. DeChristopher and the Climate Disobedience Center team supported the Delta 5 during the trial. For more see Tim DeChristopher’s January 16, 2016 talk “The Power of Civil Disobedience: Awakening Our Spirits […]
The Climate Disobedience Center reports the following on the verdict of the Delta5 trial. See full press release on the Climate Disobedience Center website. Lynnwood, WA – The historic case of the ‘Delta 5’ train blockaders has ended with a conviction on one of the two charges. After four days of testimony from the defendants and their expert witness a […]
This week history is being made as a group of climate activists are helping to put lack of action on climate change on trial. This is the first time a U.S. court has heard a ‘necessity defense’ in a case relating to climate action.
BREAKING : According to my colleague, climate activist Tim DeChristopher, the judge in the Delta 5 case is allowing the use of the Necessity Defense. This is the legal defense which DeChristopher was denied in his prominent trial for disrupting an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008. DeChristopher served 20 months for his act of civil […]