Status: Motion to dismiss with respect to landowner and organization plaintiffs granted and defendants' motions otherwise denied. [ 05/05/2021 ]
Description: Lawsuit challenging 2018 amendments to a Louisiana law that prohibits unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure by expanding the definition of critical infrastructure to include 125,000 miles of pipelines.
Description: Lawsuit seeking to compel a community college president to require distribution of plaintiff's position paper referring to political movements to reduce fossil fuel use as "malicious hoax."
Description: Criminal case against against climate activists charged with criminal trespass in connection with their protest that involved laying dirt and straw over railroad tracks used by an energy company.
Status: Order of dismissal entered. [ 11/13/2017 ]
Description: Lawsuit brought by students against community college alleging that the college violated the students' free speech and equal protection rights by barring them from engaging in expressive activity to promote fossil fuels without prior approval.
Status: Court of Appeals reversed on issue of what constitutes a reasonable legal alternative for the necessity defense and finding that defendant had made the necessary showing to present a question of fact for a jury. [ 07/15/2021 ]
Description: Criminal case against defendant who blocked railroad tracks in protest of coal and oil trains that traveled through Spokane, Washington.