Judge Rules for Youths in Landmark Climate Lawsuit

On April 8, Judge Thomas Coffin of the Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon, decided in favor of 21 young plaintiffs in their landmark constitutional climate case against the federal government. The ruling denied a motion to dismiss brought by the fossil fuel industry and the Federal government.  That will send the lawsuit forward to trial on the youths' claim that the government is infringing on their life and liberty by failing to take action to curtail fossil fuel emissions. 

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Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others have called this "the most important lawsuit on the planet right now."

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