Federal judge rejects government’s arguments, sides with youth plaintiffs in climate lawsuit

Jack Moran, Eugene Register Guard Nov 10, 2016

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken on Thursday rejected requests from the federal government and trade groups representing many of the world’s largest energy companies to dismiss a climate change lawsuit brought by a group of youth plaintiffs and a leading climate scientist.

“This is no ordinary lawsuit,” Aiken wrote in a strongly worded, 54-page opinion and order that explains her ruling, which opens a pathway for the case to potentially proceed to trial.


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