Tag: youth climate lawsuit
“The real issue here is one of democracy."
‘Is there a time to declare that air that sustains life is a fundamental right?’
Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government speaks with Democracy Now!
The next hearing on the case will be Tuesday, June 4, at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
“The Supreme Court has never before stopped a trial for the reasons argued by the defendants and I’m confident our brief will assure the Chief Justice that there is no intrusion into the ability of the executive branch to do its job while the Department of Justice defends this case at trial."
About a week before the groundbreaking constitutional youth climate lawsuit heads to trial, the Department of Justice is trying to have the Supreme Court...
The groundbreaking lawsuit targets the government for creating policies that encouraged climate change, and for violating the country's youngest citizens their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property, as well as failing to protect essential public trust resources.
Should Canadians be able to sue oil companies for that?
Related cases brought by youth to protect the atmosphere are pending before other U.S. courts in the federal district court in Oregon and in the state courts of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Massachusetts and Oregon.