Photo: Adam Sparks

Photo: Adam Sparks

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


June 4, 2013

The trial court dismissed 14-year-old Samantha Farb’s atmospheric trust case for “failure to exhaust administrative remedies” first. In its opinion, the court indicated that youth should first ask their government to take action before coming to court. In response to the court’s suggestion, Samantha pledged to formally petition the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to make rules requiring statewide reductions in CO2 emissions consistent with what current scientific analysis deems necessary to protect the lives and property of citizens, including future generations. Read press release about Samantha’s pledge here.

October 18, 2012

Bob Eye, the attorney representing 14-year-old Samantha Farb, filed a lawsuit against the State of Kansas and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in the District Court of Shawnee Country on the issue of whether the State of Kansas has an obligation to protect the atmosphere under the Public Trust Doctrine. Press Release.