Activist Defense

Lawyer Response to ETP’s Reckless Mistreatment of Protesters at the L’eau Est La Vie Pipeline Resistance Camp

By |2018-07-27T16:01:56+00:00July 27th, 2018|Cases, Current Cases, Know Your Rights, News|

As water protectors continue to stand up to the construction […]

Defending Frontline Activists in Virginia and Pennsylvania

By |2018-06-15T12:50:47+00:00May 15th, 2018|Featured, News|

The CLDC has been providing legal support to the frontline pipeline heroes in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Recently, the Reilly family’s Virginia farm has been threatened, stolen and logged by the Mountain Valley Pipeline Corporation as it trampled upon their property rights and destroyed their pristine acreage that contains forest and creeks in order to stuff yet another unnecessary pipeline underground.

Valve Turners to Present Climate Necessity Defense

By |2018-08-13T12:42:09+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Featured, Fundraising, News|

Eugene, OR — Today is a historic moment for climate activists in the U.S. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a lower trial court’s ruling that will allow four climate activists to provide evidence of the necessity of their actions to a jury of their peers.

Chilling of Protestor Freedom in Iowa

By |2018-06-15T09:57:30+00:00April 19th, 2018|News|

SF 2235, An Act Relating to Criminal Acts Committed On or Against Critical Infrastructure and Providing Penalties: A chilling of protestor freedom in Iowa. This bill has passed both houses of the Iowa Legislature and is pending Gubernatorial approval. The original version of the bill passed the Senate and was sent to the House, where it was expanded and reintroduced for Senate approval. The Senate ultimately voted to pass the bill 35-13.

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