Tag: Our Children’s Trust
The three-year-long case has survived countless obstacles and the 21 youth plaintiffs don't plan on backing down now.
"We look forward to the opportunity to argue this case before the Ninth Circuit so that we can move quickly to trial."
Juliana v. United States was brought by 21 young plaintiffs who argue that their constitutional and public trust rights are being violated by the government's creation of climate danger.
The National Association of Manufacturers joined the government in opposing 21 kids who were suing for climate action.
Congress and the White House aren't going to address the climate crisis anytime soon. Will judges?
“The Trump administration appears to labor under the mistaken belief that its decisions are beyond the jurisdiction of constitutional review.”
A group of US youth, ranging in age from 9 to 20, were granted the right to sue the federal government and fossil fuel industry over climate change and environmental degradation that endangers their future.
A group of young people pressing a novel legal strategy get another day in federal court.
"This will be the trial of the century that will determine if we have a right to a livable future, or if corporate power will continue to deny our rights for the sake of their own wealth."
In their lawsuit, the young plaintiffs assert the federal government violated their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by allowing and facilitating the exploitation of fossil fuels.