“A group of US youth, ranging in age from 9 to 20, were granted the right to sue the federal government and fossil fuel industry over climate change and environmental degradation that endangers their future.
“More specifically, they accused the government and private sector of endangering their rights to life, liberty, property, and vital public trust resources. Renowned climate scientist Dr. James E Hansen is also acting as plaintiff in the case. The lawsuit is one of several state and federal actions led by Our Children’s Trust, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the country’s youth and environmental issues.
“If the government and private sector can now be sued for violating the rights of life, liberty, and property and for endangering public resources, we can expect to see more lawsuits appear that hold the mega-corporations and the government that supports them accountable. It will be a welcome change.”
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