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Young Citizens Lawsuit Seeks to Compel US Action on Climate Change

A lawsuit filed in April on behalf of citizens too young to vote takes a novel approach in seeking to force the United States government to mitigate the most serious impacts of human-induced climate change. The petitioners argue that, in failing to address climate change, the federal government has abandoned its fiduciary responsibility to affirmatively… read more

by |May 31, 2011