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Matt Pawa Represents, pro Bono, Global Warming Protestors Who Slept out on the Boston Commons

February 03, 2010
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Image: Boston Municipal Court 2/3/10. From left to right: James Hansen, Bill McKibben, Matt Pawa, Craig Altemose

Today attorney Matt Pawa appeared in Boston Municipal Court to represent, pro bono, global warming protestors who slept out on the Boston Commons to call attention to global warming. The Pawa Firm represents climate scientist Dr. James Hansen; author-activist-350.org leader Bill McKibben; and statewide coordinator of The Leadership Campaign Craig Altemose. Over 200 people, mostly students, slept out on the Boston Commons in late 2009 to call on the Massachusetts legislature to take action on global warming. The police ordered the protestors to leave or face criminal trespass charges. The protestors stayed put for the night. Today the prosecutors dropped all criminal charges. The Pawa Firm was joined by attorney James Budreau in its representation of Hansen, McKibben, and Altemose.