Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Criminal Damage Ok If It Prevents Climate Change (at least in this case)

A British jury has aquitted 5 protestors of criminal damage. The protestors where working for greenpeace when they scaled a chimney at Kingsnorth power plant in kent, the started to paint a sign on the chimney. This paint cost £30'000 to remove according to e-on. From the start the defendents accepted that they had caused criminal damage but they claimed justification due to there efforts to change govornment policy on climate change. They won! The 12 person jury, after hearing testimony from climate scientists (james hansen's testimony), the conservative parties climate advisor and an inuit spokesperson, decided that climate change is reaking havoc and that new coal is a no no.

I wonder if this will change the govornments energy policy.

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