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Film about kids' climate case is coming to Netflix

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In this still from the movie trailer, Kelsey Juliana is a at a climate rally.

21 young people suing the federal government over climate change are still waiting to have their day in court. Meanwhile, a documentary about the case is coming to Netflix this Friday, April 29.

“Youth V Gov”, directed by Christi Cooper, tells the story of the teen climate case,
filed in 2015 in Eugene Federal Court. It features the plaintiffs who now range in age from 14 to 26. Eugene native, Kesley Juliana, is named in Juliana V. United States.

The lawsuit seeks to make the government acknowledge its role in perpetuating climate change and to reverse its course so the next generation can have a liveable future.

Settlement negotiations in the case failed last fall. Now, the plaintiffs hope they’ll get to make their constitutional arguments in court.

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.