Michael Foster

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Feb 10, 2018

Valve Turner Michael Foster was convicted of felony conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and misdemeanor conspiracy trespass in October of 2016 when he entered a valve site of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and shut the valve off after notifying Keystone that he was doing so and giving them an option to shut it off remotely. This act of climate disobedience, coordinated with other activists who faced lesser charges, shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day - a display of the sorts of shifts that are necessary to avoid complete cataclysm.  Both charges could could carry a maximum of 11 years imprisonment or 22 years total.  In February 2018, he was sentenced to 3 years (2 deferred).

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Michael Foster

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Tuesday, July 14, 1964

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Dec 05, 2018

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Michael Foster #51974
North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 E Railroad Ave
Bismarck, ND 58506
United States

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