Securing the legal right to a stable climate & healthy atmosphere for all present & future generations #youthvgov #climatechange #climaterights
BREAKING: Today, in a per curiam opinion, Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, and Circuit Judges Marsha Berzon and Michelle Friedland of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Trump administration’s second petition for writ of mandamus in the constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, brought by 21 youth supported by Our Children’s Trust. #youthvgov
BREAKING: Today, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken heard oral argument in the constitutional climate lawsuit Juliana v. United States. Judge Aiken considered the Trump administration’s latest procedural tactics to avoid trial: a motion for judgment on the pleadings (“MJP”) and a motion for summary judgment (“MSJ”). Supporters for the youth plaintiffs packed the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse the courtroom in Eugene and three overflow rooms. #youthvgov
The U.S. government has known the dangers of #climatechange for over 50 years, and has known how to solve it. Yet the government has chosen to support the fossil fuel energy system anyway. That is why the 21 Juliana v. US plaintiffs are suing and asking for a Climate Recovery Plan based on science! Share this or use #youthvgov to stand in solidarity with these brave climate advocates as they head to a hearing in their lawsuit against the Trump administration. Tune in to the Our Children’s Trust Facebook livestream of the press conference later this afternoon, as soon as the hearing is over.
Some of our Juliana v. US plaintiffs approaching the federal courthouse in Eugene for their hearing against the Trump administration. The hearing will begin shortly. Tune in to our Facebook livestream of the press conference later this afternoon as soon as the hearing is over. #youthvgov
Juliana v. US plaintiff Jayden, who came all the way from Louisiana to be in Eugene for the important hearing in her case tomorrow, with her attorney and Our Children’s Trust Executive Director Julia Olson on the steps of the federal courthouse after a routine status conference with opposing counsel. #youthvgov