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Date Set For Federal Climate Hearing in Eugene

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Next month, a federal judge in Eugene will hear arguments asking him to dismiss a lawsuit brought by 21 young people against the government demanding it do more to combat climate change. 

Judge Thomas Coffin will consider the federal government’s request for dismissal. The kids are suing because they say the government is responsible for the majority of fossil fuel emissions creating global climate change. Attorney Julia Olson is with Our Children’s Trust, which brought the lawsuit.
“It’s really important that this case move forward so that these young people can establish that the federal government is infringing on their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property and harming their public trust resources.”
Three large fossil fuel companies have also been named defendants in the suit. They’re also requesting dismissal. Olson says all 21 young plaintiffs plan to be in the courtroom on March 9th.  
 

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.
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