The legal theory underpinning Chernaik v. Brown and other youth climate litigation derives from the public trust doctrine — the concept that natural resources are held in trust by governments that must protect them.
The emails circulated by the task force include activists' social media posts, emails and rally announcements.
The Oregon State Legislature has been in a standoff for nearly one week after 11 Republican lawmakers fled the Capitol Thursday to...
“Today, we offer our complete and unwavering solidarity with workers, immigrants, migrant justice organizers, and human rights activists to say loudly and clearly no to fascist organizing taking place in Portland, Oregon.”
With the latest ruling in Oregon, it appears the legal basis has been laid for what the oil industry considers a catastrophe.
"This pardon is a win only for those with no respect for life and basic decency."
In Portland, Oregon, climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.
"Phasing out coal power is good news for the climate, for our health and for our kids."
These victories—many of them bipartisan—across the country give hope for 2017.