Photo: Jason Corneveaux

Photo: Jason Corneveaux

We are working to file new legal action in Arizona in the near future. If you live in Arizona and would like to get involved, please contact us


March 14, 2013

The Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the trial court, but rejected most of the defenses raised by the state. In its opinion, the court “assumed” the atmosphere is a public trust resource and gave the youth a blueprint for how to pursue their public trust claim.

July 9, 2012

Jaime Lynn Butler continues her fight to compel climate change action! The 11-year-old member of Navajo Nation filed an opening appeal brief in her appeal.

February 10, 2012

Hearing at the Maricopa County Courthouse for the State's Motion to Dismiss. At the hearing, the trial court granted the government’s motion to dismiss in one sentence without issuing an opinion in support of the decision. Jamie Lynn will appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

May 4, 2011

OCT's partner attorneys Pete Frost of the Western Environmental Law Center and Erik Ryberg filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.