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Activists Sue Federal Government Over The Environment

Activists Sue Federal Government Over The Environment
June 07
16:34 2019

Teens in this country have a lot of clout. From the victims of the Parkland shooting in Florida to the hippies of the 60’s young people have always demanded their voices be heard.

Recently, teen environmentalists have even decided to sue the US government for violating their “constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property” – aka maintaining energy policies harmful to the environment.

The plaintiffs view such policies as “unconstitutional” and seek to implement a plan that would dramatically reduce CO2 emissions by 2100.

In a letter to the 9th Circuit Court, nearly 80 scientists and physicians supported the plaintiffs’ argument that young Americans are expected to have poorer health as they age due to the effects of climate change.

The lawsuit began in Oregon in 2015 and has endured despite multiple attempts to dismiss it by the Obama and Trump Administrations. The activists have used social media to attract thousands of supporters.

Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the Trump Administration’s efforts to dismiss the case.

“It’s really just disappointing to see the lengths that they go to – to not only not let us get the remedy that we’re seeking, but not even let us have the chance to prove our facts or present our case at trial,” says Nathan Baring, a 19-year-old plaintiff from Alaska.

This Tuesday, the 9th Circuit heard arguments from Trump Administration lawyers who want to dismiss the case. Trump’s lawyers insist the plaintiffs cannot legally attempt to alter federal policies through the courts.

“No federal court has ever permitted an action that seeks to review decades of agency policy by a dozen federal agencies and executive offices – all in pursuit of a policy goal,” said the lawyers.

Courts are still deciding on the fate of the case and it is obvious the judges feel the weigh and importance of such a decision.

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  1. Doug Corrigan
    Doug Corrigan June 09, 20:19

    Somebody better hustle and fire up the judiciary.
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    As everyone knows, we have less than 12 years to save the planet — indeed, to save the universe from the lethal effects of global warming.
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    At the 12-year point, just as Cinderella’s carriage turned into a pumpkin, all life in the universe will perish, never to reappear again.
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    Otherwise, it’s a slow news day.

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  2. NavyJR
    NavyJR June 09, 21:38

    SO it won’t matter to them they no longer have jobs to earn money on which to provide for themselves, homes to live in, or adequate oxygen to breathe because they STARVED the very plants that provide oxygen replenishment in our atmosphere? These kids, like most leftists, NEVER THINK THINGS THROUGH!

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