10 December 2017
Government in US taken to court for supporting fossil fuel industry
How can we, as citizens, hold anyone to account for climate change? Action by many governments – even the Swedish government – seems too little too late and it can feel as though there's little we can do about it. But we can be inspired by a group of students in the USA who are taking their government to court.
In a recent ruling in Oregon USA, the federal court has given permission for 21 young people aged 8-19 to bring a case against the Federal government for supporting the fossil fuel industry. Atmospheric litigation has begun.
The court found that the federal government has a duty to protect the natural resources...