03/13/2019 - Appearances

Climate Litigation Has at Least for Now Dodged a Possibly Fatal Blow, Environmental Law Institute

by Richard Lazarus

A publication in ELI’s Environmental Forum.

An argument that the federal government had violated twenty-one children’s constitutional rights by “creating, controlling, and perpetuating a national fossil fueled based energy system” will not be heard in court due to the trial’s postponement. Richard Lazarus explains that the resulting ruling would likely have been “harsh…with negative repercussions affecting all climate jurisprudence.”