An ECOS and Rogue Valley League of Women Voters Event April 13, 2017

Atmospheric Trust Litigation – Part 1 of 2 – The Problem

Mary Christina Wood is a Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and the Faculty Director of the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center.  She is an award-winning professor and the co-author of leading textbooks on public trust law and natural resources law.

Her most recent book, Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, sets forth a new paradigm of ecological responsibility.  She originated the legal theory called Atmospheric Trust Litigation, which seeks to hold governments accountable to reduce carbon pollution within their jurisdictions.

Further, Professor Wood’s research is being used in cases brought on behalf of youth throughout the world.  Professor Wood is a frequent speaker on climate issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.

Atmospheric Trust Litigation – Part 1 of 2 – The Problem

 

 

 

Atmospheric Trust Litigation – Part 2 of 2 – The Litigation

Mary Christina Wood is a Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and the Faculty Director of the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center.  She is an award-winning professor and the co-author of leading textbooks on public trust law and natural resources law.

Her most recent book, Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, sets forth a new paradigm of ecological responsibility.  She originated the legal theory called Atmospheric Trust Litigation, which seeks to hold governments accountable to reduce carbon pollution within their jurisdictions.

Further, Professor Wood’s research is being used in cases brought on behalf of youth throughout the world.  Professor Wood is a frequent speaker on climate issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.

Jacob Lebel – Plaintiff representing Juliana et. al. v. The United States et. al.

Juliana is a landmark constitutional case based on Public Trust legal doctrines and brought on by a group of 21 young people against the federal government. (www.ourchildrenstrust.org).

Juliana plaintiffs allege that for decades that the federal government has willfully failed to guard and protect natural public trust resources essential for a livable future.

Thanks to Doug Peterson for the video recording.

 

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