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Ken Ward, co-founder of Climate Disobedience Center, faced criminal charges as a valve turner for shutting off an emergency valve for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain tar sands oil pipeline in 2016. A first trial ended in a hung jury, in a second trial in June 2017, the jury found Ward technically guilty of second degree burglary, but deadlocked (for the second time) and failed to find him guilty of the charge of sabotage.  He argued the urgency of climate change compelled him to act and that he feared climate change more than prison.
Ken Ward, co-founder of Climate Disobedience Center, faced criminal charges as a valve turner for shutting off an emergency valve for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain tar sands oil pipeline in 2016. A first trial ended in a hung jury, in a second trial in June 2017, the jury found Ward technically guilty of second degree burglary, but deadlocked (for the second time) and failed to find him guilty of the charge of sabotage. He argued the urgency of climate change compelled him to act and that...
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