Ninth Circuit Allows Children Global Warming Lawsuit Against Trump

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals did not block a lawsuit from a group of children against President Trump over global warming.

The lawsuit claims the federal government is not taking enough action to mitigate climate change.

An Oregon judge gave the initial ok for the lawsuit in 2016.

The Daily Caller reports:

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges refused to grant mandamus relief and block the U.S. District Court in Oregon from hearing the suit, which was originally filed by the environmental group Our Children’s Trust in 2015.

Our Children’s Trust mission statement is:

Our Children’s Trust elevates the voice of youth to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for the benefit of all present and future generations. Through our programs, youth participate in advocacy, public education and civic engagement to ensure the viability of all natural systems in accordance with science.

Our mission is to protect earth’s atmosphere and natural systems for present and future generations. We lead a game-changing legal campaign seeking systemic, science-based emissions reductions and climate recovery policy at all levels of government. We give young people, those with most at stake in the climate crisis, a voice to favorably impact their futures.

All three judges on the panel agreed the lawsuit can proceed.


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