WATCH NOW: Biden Is Trying To Crush A Historic Climate Change Lawsuit
A vital effort to establish a legal right to a livable planet could soon advance — but not if the White House gets its way.
By David Sirota
A federal court is expected to deliver a ruling that would bring a major climate change lawsuit to trial. But as our new video demonstrates, plaintiffs in the historic Juliana v. United States case face a major obstacle: President Joe Biden’s Justice Department.
The lawsuit was brought by 21 youths in 2015 and seeks to establish a constitutional right to a livable planet. Success would mean the ability to deem unconstitutional federal policies pushing for new fossil fuel development — a move that could greatly help efforts to address the escalating climate crisis.
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