June 4, 2018: Two UO students among 21 plaintiffs suing government over carbon dioxide emissions, will have court date Oct. 29 - Daily Emerald
August 22, 2017: Why I Decided to Sue My Own Government over Climate Change - SIERRA
March 17, 2017: Meet Tia Hatton, a Global Citizen of America Who's Suing Trump Over Climate Change - Global Citizen
February 27, 2017: Meet the Students Taking the Government to School, and to Court, in Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit - The 74
February 9, 2017: Young people’s climate-change lawsuit takes on Trump - San Francisco Gate
February 9, 2017: Youth and Climate Change - C-SPAN
November 25, 2015: Can this group of kids force the government to act on climate change? - Think Progress
August 12, 2015: ‘Future generations’ sue Obama administration over climate change - MSNBC
Age: 21, Hometown: Bend, Oregon
"Climate change is a pressing issue that is causing notable changes around us. There is a lack of awareness of the benefits of preventing and slowing the change will highly exceed any present costs."
A lover of the great outdoors, Tia has nordic skied and run competitively since she was small. During 2013-15 her home region of Bend, OR received record low snowfall, which set her on a path of learning more about the changing climate. She saw how the low snowfall led to drought in the summer months, and when she met law professor Mary Wood and heard about Our Children's Trust she was ready for action. "I didn’t realize my capacity to be heard in the political system growing up, and I assumed the government had my best interest in mind," Tia says. "This is not always the case, and I wish I had known sooner what I could have done."