Issues raised by youth and Dr. James Hansen in this case have been ruled “justiciable”, in other words, judicially recognized as having a basis in law and foreseeable damages.
This case alleges the Federal Government is violating Plaintiffs’ constitutional and public trust rights by promoting the development and use of fossil fuels. The Complaint explains that, for more than fifty years, the U.S. Government has known that carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from burning fossil fuels causes global warming and dangerous climate change, and that continuing to burn fossil fuels destabilizes the climate system. The next step is a review of Judge Coffin’s decision by another judge in the same court, Judge Ann Aiken.
BREAKING: VICTORY IN LANDMARK CLIMATE CASE