The Kids Are Suing Over Climate Change

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year-old plaintiff in a landmark climate change case, speaks to supporters. Photo via Bill Moyers.

Time magazine has an excellent article about a group of 21 plaintiffs, who happen to be kids ages 9 to 20, who are suing the federal government to demand increased efforts on climate change. Last week the group won an important battle when the court rejected the government’s request to dismiss the case.

“We are standing here to fight and protect everything that we love. from our land, to our waters to the mountains to the rivers and forests,”  Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year-old plaintiff in the case told supporters after a hearing in Eugene, Ore. this fall. “This is the moment where we decide what kind of legacy we are going to leave behind for future generations.”

 

 

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