PRESS RELEASES


December 9, 2016

Oregon Court of Appeals to Hear Climate Lawsuit Filed by Youth

November 21, 2016

Climate youths head back to court, Gov. Inslee must justify noncompliance with court order

November 17, 2016

LePage Administration Rejects Climate Change Rulemaking Petition

November 16, 2016

20,000 sign youth Care2 petition to Obama asking him to come to table in #youthvgov lawsuit before Trump takes over

November 10, 2016

Victory for America's Youth - Constitutional Climate Lawsuit against U.S to Proceed

October 18, 2016

Youth file lawsuit against Norwegian government over Arctic oil 

September 28, 2016

Maine Youth File Climate Rulemaking Petition

September 16, 2016

Inslee Administration Finalizes Feckless Clean Air Rule

September 13, 2016

Ahead of Today's Hearing, Youth Show Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Nation

September 7, 2016

Amidst Mounting Climate Chaos, One Court Presides Over Fate of Nation and Its Youth

September 1, 2016

Washington Youths Unveil Proposed Climate Legislation to Protect Their Constitutional Rights

August 25, 2016

Youth Recommend Science-Based Climate Standard to UN Committee on Rights of the Child

August 18, 2016

Colorado Communities Back Youths' Critical Fracking Lawsuit

July 27, 2016

Pennsylvania Court Disregards Constitutional Obligation to Protect Natural Resources for Present and Future Generations 

July 25, 2016

WA Youths Provide Inslee Administration with Climate Science to Make Proposed Clean Air Rule Comply With Law 

July 12, 2016

Inslee Administration to hold Public Hearings on the Proposed Clean Air Rule that Defies Court Order 

June 16, 2016

WA Gov. doubles down on betraying youth

June 9, 2016

AIKEN TO HEAR YOUTH V. UNITED STATES CLIMATE CASE

June 2, 2016

Pennsylvania Youth Head to Court to Fight for Constitutional Rights to Stable Climate

June 1, 2016

Inslee Administration Defies Court Order, Betrays Children

May 17, 2016

Youth Climate Advocates Secure Victory in Massachusetts Climate Change Lawsuit

April 29, 2016

Youths Secure Second Win In Washington State Climate Lawsuit

April 8, 2016

VICTORY IN LANDMARK CLIMATE CASE! Federal Court Affirms Constitutional Rights of Kids and Denies Motions of Government and Fossil Fuel Industry in Youth's Landmark Climate Change Case

April 6, 2016

In Wake of WA Climate Rule Withdrawal, Youth Petitioners Return to Court

April 5, 2016

Youth Files Constitutional Climate Petition with the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

April 4, 2016

Colorado Youth File Appeal After Court Places Oil & gas Development Above Public Health Interests

March 10, 2016

JUDGE COFFIN TO U.S. GOVERNMENT: ‘ARE YOU ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL?’ Hundreds Pack Oregon Courthouse to Support Youth in Landmark Climate Change Case

March 9, 2016

HEARING IN YOUTH’S LANDMARK FEDERAL CLIMATE LAWSUIT GENERATES IMMENSE PUBLIC INTEREST: Federal Court Reserves Three Overflow Courtrooms For Huge Expected Turnout as Fossil Fuel Industry and Federal Government Try to Foil Youth’s Case

February 23, 2016

Colorado Court Places Oil & Gas Development Above Public Health Interests

January 19, 2016

Prominent Catholic Groups File Amicus Brief In Support of Youth’s Landmark Constitutional Climate Lawsuit

January 14, 2016

Fossil Fuel Industry Becomes Named Defendant in Youths’ Landmark Constitutional Climate Lawsuit

December 7, 2015

Young Plaintiffs Vigorously Oppose Fossil Fuel Industry's Attempt to Intervene in Constitutional Climate Lawsuit

November 19, 2015

In Advance of Paris Climate Talks, Washington Court Recognizes Constitutional and Public Trust Rights and Announces Agency’s Legal Duty to Protect Atmosphere for Present and Future Generations.

November 16, 2015

13-Year-Old Climate Activist, Hallie Turner, Gets Day in Court: Judge Admires Her for Trying “to make a difference in the world.

November 12, 2015

World’s Largest Petroleum Companies Call Youth’s Landmark Climate Lawsuit “a Direct Threat to [Their] Businesses.”

August 12, 2015

America’s Youth File Landmark Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government and President.

July 28, 2015

Governor Inslee Directs The Washington Department of Ecology To Take Serious Action On Climate Change.

July 20, 2015

Governor Inslee Hosts Washington Youth Petitioners To Discuss Their Climate Case Against The Department of Ecology.

July 8, 2015

Youth Petitioners In Washington Climate Case to Meet with Department of Ecology to Discuss Potential Settlement.

July 7, 2015

Oregon Youth File Critical Appeal In Their Climate Change Lawsuit.

July 1, 2015

City of Portland Adopts Its First Legally-Binding Climate Action Plan.

June 24, 2015

Washington State Youth Win Unprecedented Decision in Their Climate Change Lawsuit.

May 11, 2015

Oregon Court Questions Whether Atmosphere is a "Natural Resource."

April 8, 2015

Hundreds of Oregonians From Around The State Came To Lane County Circuit Court To Support Youths' Landmark Climate Change Case

Colorado Youths' Fracking Case Moves Forward

March 20, 2015

New Mexico Court of Appeals Declares Atmosphere To Be Public Trust Resource Entitled to Constitutional Protection

March 16, 2015

Washington Youth's Climate Case Moves Forward

February 25, 2015

Oral Arguments for Youth’s Climate Change Lawsuit are Postponed After Kate Brown Takes Over as Governor of Oregon

February 23, 2015

12-Year-Old Takes North Carolina’s Environmental Management Commission to Court Over Climate Change

December 24, 2014

Court Gives Colorado Kids a Christmas Gift in Their Anti-Fracking Case Against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

December 8, 2014

In Response to Supreme Court Denial, Youth Climate Advocates Continue Quest For Effective Federal Climate Action

12-Year-Old Submits Petition for Rulemaking to the North Carolina Division of Air Quality to Limit Carbon Pollution

November 6, 2014

Prominent Amicus Groups File Supreme Court Briefs In Support Of Climate Change Case Brought By Young Americans

October 3, 2014

Critical Climate Change Lawsuit Brought before the United States Supreme Court by America’s Youth

September 15, 2014

Youth Appeal Washington Department of Ecology's Decision to Deny Their Climate Change Petition for Rulemaking

September 12, 2014

Alaska Supreme Court Moves Climate Law Forward, but Falls Short of Granting Youth the Remedies they Seek

August 19, 2014

Pennsylvania Youth Gain Support For Their Climate Change Petition at Environmental Quality Board Hearing, But Majority of Board Deny the Petition

July 29, 2014

EUGENE, OREGON TAKES HISTORIC CLIMATE ACTION: The City is the First in the Nation to Adopt a Law Incorporating a Viable Scientific Prescription for Climate Recovery

July 22, 2014

Eugene Community Supports Climate Recovery Ordinance

July 3, 2014

Colorado Youth Take Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to Court Over Their Right to a Healthy Future

June 17, 2014

Youth Present Climate Change Petition for the Washington Department of Ecology

June 11, 2014

OREGON YOUTH WIN REVERSAL IN CRITICAL CLIMATE RECOVERY CASE

June 5, 2014

Youth Denied Critical Climate Change Relief
by U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

May 30, 2014

Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board to Decide Fate of Youth’s Climate Change Petition

May 29, 2014

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Denies Young People the Right to a Healthy Future

May 27, 2014

Eugene's City Council Supports Young People's Ask for a Climate Recovery Ordinance Based on Science

April 29, 2014

COURT CANCELS ORAL ARGUMENT FOR YOUTH-LED CLIMATE CHANGE CASE

January 16, 2014

Oregon Court of Appeals Heard Arguments for Oregon Youths’ Climate Change Case Before Hundreds of People at the University of Oregon School of Law

November 19, 2013

Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board Votes to Accept Youth's Climate Change Petition

November 13, 2013

Youth Appellants' Federal Climate Change Case Gains Broad-Base Support

Social Justice, Human Rights and Conservation Organizations and Individuals Support Youth Appellants' Federal Climate Change Case

November 12, 2013

Faith Groups Support Youth Appellants' Federal Climate Change Case

October 13, 2013

Five Young People in Washington D.C. Court to Force Government to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 25, 2013

Youth Plaintiffs' Hear Their Climate Change Lawsuit Argued Before the Third Court of Appeals in Austin

June 26, 2013

Youth Appeal Decision in Landmark Federal Constitutional Litigation Concerning Climate Change

June 25, 2013

New Mexico Judge to Decide Whether State has Violated its Public Trust Duty to Protect the Atmosphere

June 13, 2013

Kansas Teenager Pledges to Petition Department of Health and Environment for Climate Change Regulations After Court Tells Her to Go to Agency

Students Ask Massachusetts Government to "Do More" on Climate Change

June 10, 2013

Students Meet with Massachusetts DEP to Discuss Atmospheric Trust and Climate Action Plan

May 23, 2013

Youth Vow to Appeal Decision in Landmark Federal Litigation Concerning Climate Change

May 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Youth's Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward

May 9, 2013

A Global Legal Action on Behalf of the Youth and of Future Generations - Bantayan Island, Cebu, The Philippines)

May 9, 2013

Texas Supports Youth in Climate Change Lawsuit: Texas Legislator, Former TCEQ Commissioner, Legal Scholar, Texas League of Conservation Voters-EF, Sierra Club, Public Citizen, Air Alliance, Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Coalition, Environment Texas, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Texas Drought Project, Planet H.E.A.L., and Texas Black Bass Unlimited filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of Texas youth.

Iowa Supreme Court Declines to Review Climate Case

April 13, 2013

On Earth Day Youth Fight for their Legal Right to a Healthy Atmosphere: Youth plaintiffs respond to TCEQ's request to throw out a texas court decision that the atmosphere is a public trust resource.

April 12, 2013

Dr. James Hansen commits his full support to youth seeking to protect the atmosphere in trust for future generations

April 2, 2013

Iowa teen takes climate lawsuit to the state's supreme court.

March 22, 2013

Nelson Kanuk and Other Alaskan Youth file Final Brief in Climate Case

March 15, 2013

Arizona Court of Appeals rules in climate case: Court rejects governor's argument that legislature can defeat the public trust, assumes without deciding that atmosphere is a public trust asset, and rules that the plaintiff did not assert adequate grounds for court action.

March 13, 2013

Iowa Court of Appeals Rules in Climate Case

November 1, 2012

In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy, Boston Students Deliver Climate Change Petition to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

October 26, 2012

Boson Students File a Climate Change Petition for Rulemaking to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

October 8, 2012

Kansas Youth Files Climate Change Lawsuit

Learn the Story Behind the Youth Climate Case: TRUST Oregon Film Released as Oregon's Court of Appeals Decides to Hear the Case

October 1, 2012

Press Release: MINNESOTA Court of Appeals Passes the Ball to the State Supreme Court in Youth Climate Litigation

September 20, 2012

Uganda Youth File Climate Change Lawsuit

August 12, 2012

Press Release: YOUTH APPEALS CLIMATE CASE: Iowa's Supreme Court Is Asked To Combat The Climate Crisis

August 2, 2012

Press Release: YOUTH APPEAL CLIMATE CASE: Oregon’s Supreme Court Is Asked To Combat The Climate Crisis

July 31, 2012

Press Release: Washington Youth Appeal ATL Climate Case

July 17, 2012

Press Release: New Mexico Atmospheric Trust Suit to Proceed on the Merits

July 10, 2012

Press Release: Texas Court Recognizes the Atmosphere as a Public Trust Resource

Press Release for Arizona Opening Appeal Brief

June 29, 2012

Press Release for Motion to Reconsider in Federal Case

New Mexico Press Release on Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint

May 2, 2012

Media Advisory for May 11 ATL Hearing in D.C. on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

January 26, 2012

New Mexico Hearing, Press Release

January 23, 2012

Oregon ATL Media Advisory

January 19, 2012

ATL Backgrounder

National ATL Media Advisory (Backgrounder)

December 21, 2011

Youth Plaintiffs Have One Wish for the New Year: Climate Recovery Plans

September 28, 2011

Youth Demand Government Action NOW to Preserve Their Future and Prevent Climate Catastrophe

July 21, 2011

Youth Sue Over Detrimental State Agency Decisions in Iowa and Texas to Preserve the Future and Prevent Climate Catastrophe

May 4, 2011

Youth Sue The Government To Preserve The Future And Halt Climate Change