Federal Court Rejects Govt. Request To Stop Young Activists' Climate Change Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has given the green light to a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the U.S. government is failing to protect them from climate change.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 4:33 PM
Updated: Mar. 7, 2018 4:46 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal appeals court has given the green light to a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the U.S. government is failing to protect them from climate change.

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The lawsuit asserts the government has known for decades that carbon pollution causes climate change but has failed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected the government's request for an order directing a lower court to dismiss the case.

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