JULIANA v. U.S. – CLIMATE LAWSUIT
“Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” –
– U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken
“On November 2, 2018 the United States Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s application for stay. On November 5, the Department of Justice filed a motion for stay with the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and hours later filed an application for stay and another petition for a writ of mandamus with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. On November 8, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted, in part, the Trump administration’s motion for a temporary stay of District Court proceedings. The Court only placed a stay on trial, so trial preparations continue. During a status conference between U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken and the parties in Juliana v. United States, Judge Aiken indicated she would promptly issue a trial date once the Ninth Circuit lifts the temporary stay it placed on trial.” – Our Children’s Trust
We await the Ninth Circuit Court lifting its interminable stay! Let the Kids be heard!
“The Trump administration is trying its hardest to avoid a trial in Juliana v. United States, with a degree of success. The case has sparked interest around the world, while the fossil fuel industry has withdrawn its support for the government.
“The lawsuit pits 21 young plaintiffs, aged between 11 and 22, against the U.S. government—specifically, against numerous agencies, including the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Defense. District Judge Ann Aiken will hear the case.” – Sophie Yeo, reporting for Pacific Standard Press 27NOV18
Juliana Vs. USA – Sophie Yeo
WHY THE FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES WON’T DEFEND THE GOVERNMENT IN COURT ON CLIMATE
“Last Summer, the three major trade groups representing the fossil fuel industry dodged, just in time, being forced to defend their position on climate change in court. The Trump administration, despite its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, will not be so lucky.
“The American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed motions to withdraw from their defense of the government in the groundbreaking case Juliana v. United States. Three days earlier the National Association of Manufacturers had done the same. Taken together, these three giants of American industry are retreating as fast as they can from a case that leaves the administration in a legal squeeze.” – Mark Shapiro