Victory for America’s Youth – Constitutional Climate Lawsuit against U.S. to Proceed Federal Judge Ann Aiken rejects U.S. government and fossil fuel industries motions to dismiss
Eugene, OR – Today, the federal court in Eugene, Oregon decided in favor of 21 youth plaintiffs in their “groundbreaking” constitutional climate lawsuit against President Obama, numerous federal agencies, and the fossil fuel industry. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken completely rejected all arguments to dismiss raised by the federal government and fossil fuel industry, determining that the young plaintiffs’ constitutional and public trust claims could proceed.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has rejected attempts by the U.S. government & fossil fuel industry to dismiss the youth-brought climate lawsuit! Now the youth can prepare to proceed to trial, and a ruling securing a stable climate system!
Press release: http://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/s/20161110Aiken-Decision-PR.pdf