Leonard Higgins, a white-haired man, wears a white construction cap while he shuts a valve behind a chain-link fenceOn October 11, 2016, UU Leonard Higgins joined four other activists in a direct action to close the safety valves on all five pipelines bringing tar sands into the U.S. from Canada. For almost a full day, 15% of the country’s daily oil supply was halted. On November 21, Leonard will argue in court why his action was morally necessary. He is facing a possible sentence of decades in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Listen to Leonard explain how and why he took action, and follow the live blog of the trial online.