Climate change lawsuit filed by young Americans finally has a trial date | GBRI

Although the Trump administration tried its best to stop it, a date has finally been set for the hearing of Juliana v. US, a lawsuit filed in 2015 on behalf of 21 plaintiffs, who ranged between 8 to 19 years old at the time, against the US government. On October 29, the trial will be heard before U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene, Oregon.

The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional and public trust rights are being violated by the government’s creation of a national energy system that causes dangerous climate change.

“We have our trial date. In the coming months there will be depositions of the parties, defendants’ disclosure of their experts, and expert depositions in late summer. We will build a full factual record for trial so that the Court can make the best informed decision in this crucial constitutional case,” said Julia Olson, executive director of Our Children’s Trust and co-lead counsel for the youth plaintiffs, in a statement.

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