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

April 12, 2016

  • Our Children's Trust

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.

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