Activist Ken Ward admits he broke the law when he shut off a tar sands pipeline, but the surprising outcome of his trial suggests a path forward for environmentalists opposing Trump.
Ted Hamilton is a student at Harvard Law School and a freelance writer. He has worked on the climate necessity defense as an intern at the Civil Liberties Defense Center and the Climate Disobedience Center and is a co-founder of the Climate Defense Project. He contributed legal research to the Delta 5 defense.
In two trials, environmental activists are using ‘climate necessity’ as part of their defense: they could only defend the planet by breaking the law.