The valve turners were acquitted today, which means the trial will not move forward with expert witnesses being able testify on the impacts of climate change and urgency of our taking bold and immediate action.
Watch live stream videos below for statements immediately following the verdict.
- Read more about the trial on the Climate Disobedience Center’s website.
- Read Wen Stephenson’s article This Landmark Trial of Climate Activists Puts the Political System Itself on Trial.
Wow. We didn't see that coming: All charges dropped at the #ClimateTrial! Even before #climate scientists and health professionals got to testify to the impacts of climate change, the Judge ruled that the state did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute. More soon.
— Climate DirectAction (@ClimateDA) October 9, 2018
Additional video by Leonard Higgins: