State District Judge Daniel Boucher sentenced Leonard Higgins on Tuesday to a three-year deferred sentence and restitution for damages. Leonard will not serve jail time. Leonard’s attorney’s are appealing the charges to the Montana Supreme Court.
Cavalier, North Dakota – Climate activist Michael Foster is going to jail for shutting off the emergency valve on TransCanada’s Keystone 1 tar sands pipeline in North Dakota. This morning in Pembina County Court, Judge Laurie A. Fontaine sentenced Foster to three years in prison, including two years deferred. He has been taken into custody and begins serving his sentence today.
Leonard’s sentencing, scheduled for January 2, was postponed to an undetermined date in March. The current scheduled date is March 20.
To Representative Ken Buck, Washington, DC
❝You quote a letter to the editor from an unknown person printed in an unnamed Colorado newspaper as the basis for your belief that climate direct actions such as ours promote violence.
Not so, and we would like to take this opportunity to explain directly to you why nonviolent climate direct action is the last resort in a desperate and necessary effort to avert catastrophic climate change.❞