Sunday, March 6, 2016 our panel is presenting on "Climate Disobedience and the Necessity Defense" at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) If you are at #PIELC2016, we hope you'll join us.
Climate Disobedience and the Necessity Defense (LAW 243)
This panel will discuss the recent trend in climate disobedience actions to offer a necessity defense, showcasing the Delta 5 trial in Bellingham this January, and introducing two organizations - the Climate Disobedience Center and Climate Defense Project - recently launched to support this effort. The panel of activists, including leaders of the Shell No! and Lobster Boat Blockade, and legal experts will consider the legal, narrative and political value of the necessity defense and other legal tools, such as pro se defense and barriers to their use.
Ken Ward, Climate Disobedience Center / Lobster Boat Blockade
Tim DeChristopher, Climate Disobedience Center
Abby Brockway, #Delta5 Defendant
Ahmed Gaya, Rising Tide North America
Joseph (Ted) Hamilton, Climate Defense Project