Suing for the Right to a Habitable Climate


Of the recent court cases, one in particular that has garnered national attention and has reached the attention of both the previous administration and current one.
In Juliana v. United States, the plaintiffs  are suing the federal government for violating the people's constitutional rights and human rights to vital public trust resources, claiming that the government had been fully aware of the damage being done by its reliance on fossil-fuel based energy, putting capital gains before the preservation of a habitable planet for future generations. The current administration's response so far has been to seek the case's dismissal on the grounds that there is no constitutional right to a habitable environment.
The main thing to take away from this case is its potential to pave the way for other legal action to take place, even if their case is unsuccessful. There could very well be a precedent set.





Links:
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This Peruvian Man is Suing an Energy Company Over Climate Change: VICE News Tonight on HBO

Bonus:


Looks like he's not learning :/

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