Children’s Atmospheric Trust Litigation suit moves forward

We are all so proud of the kids these days. They are taking on the NRA/corporate lobbyists and the fossil fuel industry for threatening their future.


Denied again: U.S. govt claim against climate liability lawsuit: “In 2015, twenty-one children and youths began their suit against the U.S. government for encouraging the production of fossil fuels, which are damaging the climate they will inherit. The suit survived several challenges and yesterday, March 7, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco allowed the children’s climate liability lawsuit to move forward. The suit had been argued and submitted on December 11, 2017. Quoting from the decision: Twenty-one young plaintiffs brought suit against the United States, the President, and various Executive Branch officials and agencies, alleging that the defendants have contributed to climate change in violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights. They allege that the defendants have known for decades that carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels destabilize the climate. The plaintiffs aver that the defendants have nevertheless enabled and continue to enable, through various government policies, the burning of fossil fuels, allowing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to reach historically unprecedented levels.They allege that climate change is injuring them and will continue to injure them. The plaintiffs claim that, in light of these facts, the defendants have violated their constitutional rights.