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
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...