Experts throw support behind newest Juliana push
Law professors, environmental advocates and public health experts said yesterday that a federal appeals court got it wrong when it dismissed the so-called kids' climate case.
Experts see risk in resuscitating Juliana case
A group of young people is trying to secure an appeals court win in its landmark "kids' climate case," but not everyone is convinced the move is a good one.
Canadian kids cite 'serious harms' in federal climate case
A crop of young people last week targeted Canadian officials in the next legal battle to hold governments accountable for climate change.
Alaska Supreme Court hears another kids' climate case
Justice Daniel Winfree of the Alaska Supreme Court said it's "not often" the judges see such a packed house.
Thunberg frenzy hits rally for kids' climate case
Several of the plaintiffs in the so-called kids' climate case held a rally this week in front of the Supreme Court to boost support for their cause. But the sea of press at the event had one goal in mind: nab a picture of or a quote from Greta Thunberg.
Ariz. man takes a page — several, actually — from Juliana
A lawsuit in Arizona claims the federal government is failing to provide a safe climate. If that seems familiar, it's because it is. The man who filed the suit lifted those words from a separate case that's attracted national attention.
Kids don't slow down ahead of Juliana ruling
Two months after the latest round of oral arguments in the so-called kids' climate case, the 21 youth plaintiffs of Juliana v. United States are still rallying public support for their cause.
Science might help win climate cases. Here's how
Legal risks for the government and companies could grow as scientists improve their ability to link human-caused emissions to specific disasters.
Meet 3 kids suing the government over climate
Alex Loznak, 22, of Oregon and plaintiffs Vic Barrett, 20, of New York and Kiran Oommen, 22, of Oregon sat down with E&E News ahead of 9th Circuit oral arguments earlier this month to talk about their lives as plaintiffs going head-to-head with the government — all before their 25th birthdays.
Juliana: 'A bridge too far'?
As a tough panel of appellate judges grappled with the latest phase of the kids' climate case last week in Portland, Ore., the views of another court across the country loomed large.
Kids face off with feds in landmark climate case
PORTLAND, Ore. — Twenty-one young Americans have no right to a "safe climate" under the Constitution, the Trump administration argued in court yesterday, rejecting a key assertion by the kids who say the government should phase out the use of fossil fuels.
The kids of Juliana prep for big day in court
PORTLAND, Ore. — Alex Loznak walks into the restaurant of his hotel with a camera crew trailing closely behind — a fixture in the public life of the 21 youth plaintiffs of the kids' climate case.
'All eyes of the world are on Juliana'
The 21 youth plaintiffs of Juliana v. United States are days away from another milestone in their climate case against the government, a hearing that will determine whether their case gets back on track for what they call "the trial of the century."
Kids say Trump's order amplifies need for fossil fuel freeze
Two weeks ahead of oral arguments at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, plaintiffs in the landmark youth climate case doubled down on an expansive request for a moratorium on all federal fossil fuel permitting.
'Green New Deal' crusaders back kids' climate case
The young activists pushing lawmakers for a "Green New Deal" are throwing their weight behind peers fighting climate change in the courtroom.
5 things to watch in kids' climate case appeal
Government lawyers and a group of young plaintiffs are busy trading legal barbs in what could be the final stage of the so-called kids' climate case.
Kids' bid to block fossil fuels would derail economy — feds
Government lawyers say a recent attempt by young litigants to halt federally approved fossil fuel development would "throttle important government functions superintending broad swaths of the national economy."
Kids make long-shot bid to stop fossil fuels
The kids and young adults involved in high-profile climate litigation against the U.S. government made an urgent request late last night for federal judges to suspend fossil fuel development.
Kids haven't shown feds caused climate change — DOJ
The Trump administration is urging a federal appeals court to finally spike the "kids' climate case."
Admin's top environment lawyer to argue kids' climate case
The Justice Department's environment division is trotting out its top political official to argue the government's appeal in the kids' climate case.
Government challenge to kids' case moves forward
The kids' climate case will take another detour.
Climate trial halted as Trump admin seeks to bar witnesses
The Trump administration is seeking to thwart certain witnesses from testifying in support of young Americans suing the federal government in a landmark climate change lawsuit.
DOJ backing climate science? Blame Obama, official says
A top Justice Department lawyer was quick to point to Obama administration officials Saturday when asked why the government hasn't challenged climate science in high-profile litigation brought by youth plaintiffs.
Government files more motions against kids' climate case
The Trump administration is trying to freeze a federal climate lawsuit, arguing the plaintiffs in the case are seeking a right that does not exist. In court papers yesterday, the government urged a district court in Oregon, where the case was filed, and an appellate court to step in.
Justices OK climate case, but kids have long way to go
The Supreme Court on Friday lifted the hold on a climate lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans against the federal government, ending the legal purgatory that the case had been stuck in for weeks.
Kids rally as climate trial's fate remains murky
Kallan Benson, a 14-year-old climate activist from Maryland, stood in front of the Supreme Court yesterday and sang her version of the pop song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
'Goodbye Washington.' Trial records paint 'chilling' picture
In the fall of 1969, White House aide Daniel Moynihan wrote his colleague John Ehrlichman, one of President Nixon's closest advisers, to explain climate change and why it was a problem.
DOJ pushes for dismissal of kids' climate suit
The Trump administration again urged the Supreme Court to dismiss a high-profile climate lawsuit filed by children and young adults, the latest in repeated government attempts to derail the case.
Kids' climate trial might be dead. Here's what it means
There's been a flurry of activity in the lead-up to the trial in a landmark climate lawsuit brought by a group of young people against the federal government.
Stay in kids' case a harbinger of more conservative rulings?
The Supreme Court late Friday stayed discovery and trial in a landmark climate change lawsuit, marking a temporary win for the Trump administration.
Supreme Court pauses kids' case in win for Trump
The Supreme Court today halted a federal climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young people, handing the Trump administration at least a temporary victory in its long-running bid to knock down the case.
Right to safe climate 'simply does not exist' — DOJ lawyer
The kids and young adults seeking to hold the government accountable for climate change impacts have "no legal basis" for their case, the Trump administration's top environmental lawyer said today.
1,000 sermons: Clergy invokes kids' case from the pulpit
Ministers of the United Church of Christ have a goal: 1,000 sermons about the importance of a landmark trial on climate change that starts in 10 days.
Trump admin asks Supreme Court to halt kids' case
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court again today to hit the brakes on a high-profile lawsuit brought by a group of young people over climate change.
DOJ seeks to limit scientists' testimony at climate trial
The Trump administration doesn't want the trial in a landmark lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans to become a climate change symposium.
Court drops Trump from kids' case
A federal judge today agreed to dismiss President Trump from an ambitious climate lawsuit brought by a group of children and young adults, but the court rejected many of the government's latest efforts to sideline the case before an upcoming trial.
DOJ experts downplay climate, health links
Doctors retained by the U.S. government will likely minimize connections between heat-trapping gases and medical ailments at an upcoming climate change trial, court records show.
Justice Dept. petitions 9th Circuit on kids' case — again
The Trump administration is urging a federal appeals court to stop a national climate change case from proceeding. It's the third time the Justice Department has asked the court to intervene.
Govt. strategy in kids' climate case: Don't attack science
To fight off a lawsuit that claims people have a constitutional right to a safe climate, first blame factors other than warming for harming the plaintiffs. Then argue that the United States can't alone address climate change.
Kavanaugh casts shadow over kids' climate case
The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may have already had repercussions on a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans.
Trump administration aims to sideline kids' trial
The Trump administration is again heading to the Supreme Court in an attempt to derail litigation from a group of kids and young adults concerned about inadequate government action on climate change.
Kids' case tests 'Hail Mary' climate argument
Twenty-one young Americans will go to trial later this month to argue that the government has infringed on their constitutional right to a safe climate.
In blow to Trump, justices won't halt kids' climate case
The Supreme Court denied the Trump administration's long-shot bid today to halt a high-profile lawsuit brought by youth plaintiffs over the government's role in causing climate change.
Trump wants Supreme Court to halt kids' suit
The Trump administration yesterday launched what plaintiffs described as a "last-ditch effort" to halt a lawsuit brought by kids over the government's role in causing climate change.
High-profile climate trial to kick off this fall
The landmark climate lawsuit filed by kids and young adults against the U.S. government will begin in the fall, a judge said yesterday.
These kids envision looming climate havoc. So they're suing
When Victoria Barrett, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is approaching middle age, the world stands to be hotter, more crowded and increasingly storm-battered.
Science goes to court. Does skepticism equal 'perjury'?
Climate science is getting its day in court.
Government seeks scientists' doubts for climate court battle
Justice Department lawyers are quietly courting climate scientists for a simmering legal fight that could have massive implications for government global warming policies.