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Alaska Supreme Court to hear youths' climate change lawsuit


October 17, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate.

Sixteen Alaska youths in 2017 sued the state,

claiming that human-caused greenhouse gas emission leading to climate change is creating long-term, dangerous

health effects.

The lawsuit takes aim at a state statute that says it’s the policy of Alaska to promote fossil fuels, said Andrew Welle of

Oregon-based Our Children’s Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting na...

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