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Federal Court Rules On Climate Change In Favor Of Today's Children

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Most importantly, the judge unequivocally rejected all arguments raised by the Federal Government and the Fossil Fuel Industry in their Motions to Dismiss that sought to deny the youth their fundamental rights under the constitution and public trust doctrine, and claimed that the government has no duty to protect essential natural resources, such as air and oceans.

Instead, the court found that the federal government is indeed subject to the public trust doctrine. Public trust doctrine asserts that the government is a trustee of the natural resources that we depend on for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For over 200 years the courts have affirmed this concept in various ways.

Cool. So now what happens?

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