Panel: Our Children's Trust Ecological Lawsuit
Has the US government violated our Constitutional rights to “life, liberty and property” by allowing CO2 omissions to reach unprecedented, dangerous levels? Has the government violated its obligation to hold certain natural resources in trust for the people and for future generations? These are large questions raised by the youth plaintiffs in the unusual case of Juliana vs. US., currently pending in the Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon. The merits, significance and implications of the case will be discussed by a local legal/scientific panel: Prof. Ken Cline, J.D. (Environmental Law, COA), Kathleen Caldwell, J.D. (former federal court practitioner); and Peter Neill, environmental author and Director of World Ocean Observatory. This event is in preparation for a June session in Blue Hill with lead plaintiff Kelsey Juliana.
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