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.