Federal Court Rules On Climate Change In Favor Of Today’s Children – Forbes

Judge Thomas Coffin of the United States Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon, ruled on Friday in favor of twenty-one plaintiffs, ages 8 to 19, on behalf of future generations of Americans in a landmark constitutional climate change case brought against the Federal Government. The lawsuit claims that a government elected by the people and for the people has a duty to protect the natural systems required for the people’s survival, and alleges that the Federal Government is violating the Plaintiffs’ constitutional and public trust rights by promoting the use of fossil fuels.

Source: Federal Court Rules On Climate Change In Favor Of Today’s Children – Forbes

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