21 American kids are suing the government for not doing enough about global warming
April 11, 2016 - Uncategorized
A precedent-setting global warming lawsuit will advance to a District Court judge in Oregon, thanks to 21 young Americans, ages 8 to 19.
The unconventional group of plaintiffs want to hold the federal government accountable for failing to act swiftly and effectively to curb the emissions of greenhouse gases causing human-caused global warming.
Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin found that the plaintiff’s case is “unprecedented” but that it has merit and should proceed, rather than being tossed out of court like many other climate-related lawsuits have been.