By Meredith Jordan
Juneau Empire 

After Montana victory, environmental nonprofit looks to Alaska

 

August 23, 2023



A landmark environmental court ruling in Montana on Aug. 14 has striking implications for Alaska, particularly with a vow by the organization behind it to bring a similar case here. It won’t be the first time they’ve done it, but this time there’s a lot more science — and precedent.

The Montana case is being heralded as a groundbreaking victory because it is the first time a judge has found a governmental duty to protect citizens from climate change. The case, brought by 16 youths ranging in age from 5 to 22, found state agencies in Montana violated the plaintiffs’ constitutional right to a cl...



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