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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Kids can sue government over climate change: Professor Michael Blumm discusses the case

April 13, 2016

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A lawsuit was recently lodged by youth plaintiffs against the federal government for failing to regulate greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. The lawsuit is led by Oregon-based nonprofit Our Children’s Trust. A hearing with magistrate judges from Oregon ruled that the plaintiffs’ claims are valid and the lawsuit can move forward.

In an interview with Michael Castner on KXL-FM radio,Professor Michael Blumm explains the reasoning of the magistrate judges’ decision to uphold the standing and claims.

Read about the case.

Listen to the interview.