Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Austin 111 (HLS), 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Climate Change on Trial: The Lobster Boat Blockade

Last summer, Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward anchored their lobster boat in the path of a 40,000 ton coal freighter delivering coal to the largest coal plant in the Northeast. At their trial in September, they argued that their actions were necessary to prevent climate change. District Attorney Sam Sutter to dropped their criminal charges because, as he said, "[C]limate change is one of the gravest crises the planet has ever faced." Matt Pawa, environmental law expert and Legal Director of the Global Warming Legal Action Project, was one of the attorneys representing the activists. Join us for a panel discussion with Jay O'Hara, DA Sam Sutter, and Matt Pawa to hear this incredible story and discuss the role of civil disobedience in the fight for climate justice. Non-pizza lunch.

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Rebecca Pskowski


Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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