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Judge Allows Youth Constitutional Climate Rights Case to Move Forward Against State of WA and Gov. Inslee


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Judge Allows Youth Constitutional Climate Rights Case to Move Forward Against State of WA and Gov. Inslee

Our Children's Trust

SEATTLE - Judge Hollis Hill ruled Monday that the youths who sued the Department of Ecology for failing to take action on climate change can again move forward, now with a constitutional climate rights claim that adds the state of Washington and Gov. Jay Inslee as defendants. The court granted the youth’s request “due to the emergent need for coordinated science based action by the state of Washington to address climate change before efforts to do so are too costly and too late.”

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