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    Thursday, March 08, 2018

    Court Backs Teens’ Lawsuit Against Climate Change

    Teenagers Defeat Trump’s Move to Kill Climate Change Lawsuit

    Kartikay Mehrotra, March 7, 2018 (Bloomberg News)

    “A group of 21 youths who accuse the U.S. government of failing for decades to properly address climate change defeated the Trump administration’s attempt to keep the dispute out of court…The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled…that a novel and sweeping case, which the Obama administration first tried to extinguish in 2016, can proceed toward a trial. Trump’s Justice Department is expected to ask the Supreme Court to shut it down…[The group alledges] that government policies have exacerbated global warming in violation of their rights -- and those of future generations -- under the U.S. Constitution…[In USA v. USDC-ORE, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco) and Juliana v. U.S.A., 15-cv-01517, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon (Eugene), they] claim that for more than 50 years, the office of the president and eight federal agencies promoted regulations to support the U.S. energy industry’s proliferation of fossil fuels, accounting for a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions. They asked the court to force the government to formulate a formal plan to change course…” click here for more

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