Attorney Andrea Rodgers, with Our Children’s Trust, and Pete Erickson, scientist with the Stockholm Environment Institute participated in a South Seattle Climate Science on Tap event to talk about climate science and the landmark suit brought by our youth to save our planet.
Cascadia Climate Action and SSCAN co-sponsored this fascinating presentation and discussion on how active youth, using real science and path-breaking legal strategies, can change climate law and policy. The talk took place at the Royal Room in Columbia City on Tuesday, May 21st.
The basic issue in the suit is whether, in promoting a fossil fuel energy system, our government violates the constitutional right of youth to a livable future. The lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, has already cleared several legal hurdles. A hearing on whether the suit can proceed to trial will be heard before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon on June 4.
On June 4, you can tune in to the livestream of the plaintiffs’ hearing. The Children’s Trust wants the government to see how many people are watching as it tries to deny the rights of young people in court. Sign up to watch: www.youthvgov.org/alleyesonjuliana?
If you can be in Portland on June 4, join more than a thousand others at Director Park downtown to rally in support of the Juliana plaintiffs and the constitutional rights they seek to protect.
Or you can tune in to the livestream of the oral argument at 2:00 p.m. on June 4, 2019, on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals YouTube channel here.