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A person with a hand drum paces between law enforcement officers and a line of oil pipeline protesters south of St. Anthony, North Dakota, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (AP photo: The Bismarck Tribune)
A person with a hand drum paces between law enforcement officers and a line of oil pipeline protesters south of St. Anthony, North Dakota, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (AP photo: The Bismarck Tribune)

Conviction appeal based on global warming unlikely

BISMARCK, N.D. — A lawyer for an environmental activist convicted of targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota said he doesn’t think a judge’s decision disallowing the threat of global warming as a defense to justify the crime would be grounds for an appeal. Defendant Michael Foster, of Seattle, said he has not decided whether to ...

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