(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected the U.S. government’s bid to halt a lawsuit by young people claiming that President Donald Trump and his administration are violating their constitutional rights by ignoring the harms caused by climate change.
The potentially far-reaching case is one of a handful seeking to have courts address global warming and its causes.
“C1aims and remedies often are vastly narrowed as litigation proceeds; we have no reason to assume this case will be any different.”.
The U.S. Department of Justice, which handled the government appeal, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Julia Olson, who represented the plaintiffs and is executive director of Our Children’s Trust, which advocates for improving the climate, in an interview welcomed the decision.
“It will be the first time that climate science and the federal government’s role in creating its dangers will go on trial in a U.S.
The lawsuit was returned to Aiken for further proceedings. »