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Trump motions denied in landmark federal climate lawsuit | Our Children’s Trust

“Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” – U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken

On June 8, 2017, Judge Ann Aiken denied the Trump administration’s motions seeking an interlocutory appeal of her November 10, 2016 opinion and order denying the U.S. government and fossil fuel industry’s motions to dismiss a constitutional climate change lawsuit filed by 21 youth. The decision means that the youth, age 9 to 21 and from all over the U.S., now have standing because their rights are at stake, and now their case is headed to trial. But on June 9, 2017, the Trump administration filed a rare “writ of mandamus” to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking, again, to avoid a climate trial.

Source: Landmark U.S. Federal Climate Lawsuit — Our Children’s Trust

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