Almost a year to the day since the Valve Turners #ShutItDown, we gather in North Dakota for Michael Foster and Sam Jessup’s #ClimateTrial. We’re cozy, lumped in a hotel room, preparing for trial, looking over today’s media coverage, and expressing gratitude for each other.
We are ready and frankly, excited. Today we revisited the valve site, on the way driving past so many, ever flat, stretches of fields in various states of harvest. Every few miles we saw this great deposit of muddy sugar beets, hulking mounds 20 feet high and growing, ready for processing. Among the changing leave and the rusty scenes of human production and harvest, it’s easy to imagine that those working this land feel the climate catastrophe creeping in, if not by name, then by unreliable seasons.Read more
Welcome! We'll be using this blog starting on Monday October 2nd, for providing comprehensive coverage of Michael Foster and Sam Jessup's trial in Cavalier, North Dakota. We'll be adding and collecting videos of the day and written wrap-ups, and great tweet threads all here in one place.
Follow along on Twitter @ClimateDA, using #ClimateTrial and #ValveTurners for live-tweeting and on Facebook where we'll be doing LIVE video updates outside of the court house and written recaps throughout the days.