Biden Administration Opposes Juliana Case In Another Setback for Climate Litigation
Supporters of the climate litigation campaign were dealt a second setback in as many weeks after the Biden Administration came out in opposition to the plaintiffs in the Juliana v. United States lawsuit.
The lawsuit was originally field in 2015 by a group of children and adults with the support of Our Children’s Trust, an activist group funded by wealthy foundations that has sought to force the U.S. government to mandate a phase out of the use of fossil fuels in the country. It was dismissed in early 2020 over a lacking of standing with a federal court ruling that the plaintiffs’ case “for redress must be presented to the political branches of government.”
The U.S. Department of Justice is now requesting a federal appeals court to block the plaintiffs’ latest effort to revive the case.
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