Youth plaintiffs’ climate suit returns to court

November 2, 2021
Youth plaintiffs’ novel climate suit alleging the federal government is violating their constitutional rights by promoting fossil fuels appears to be headed back to court after settlement talks between the plaintiffs and the Department of Justice (DOJ) broke down. “Despite good faith efforts on the part of the youth plaintiffs, they see no reason to continue to pursue settlement discussions until the decision-makers for the federal defendants come to the settlement table,” Our Children’s Trust, who represents the plaintiffs, said...

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