Youth Lawsuit Against the U.S. Federal Government Moves Forward

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On April 8th, one of Equity for Children’s partners, Our Children’s Trust, won an incredible victory in their landmark lawsuit against the U.S. government . A federal judge in Oregon ruled against an attempt by the U.S.government and the fossil fuel industry to dismiss the lawsuit against the government for its failure to act on climate change. The lawsuit was filed by 21 young people, all below the age of 19. While other climate cases have been tried before, the disparate impacts on young people makes this case different, and underscores the value of children’s participation.

Youth activist Alex Loznak of Our Children’s Trust and former panelist at our “Youth Engagement and Climate Change” event is one of the young plaintiffs suing the Obama Administration. Equity for Children interviewed Alex last November on his views about climate change and youth engagement. Watch Alex’s interview here.

Learn more about Equity for Children’s programmatic area on Climate Change, Children and Young People here. To learn more about Our Children’s Trust please click here.

Read recent press coverage here and here.
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