Teens Sue Government for Carbon Reductions, Climate Care

The Public Trust Doctrine says the government is a trustee of the resources that support our public welfare and survival, according to Prof. Mary C. Wood, author of a book on youth environmental activism. The doctrine requires our government to protect and maintain survival resources for future generations. Relying on this long-standing legal principle, young plaintiffs have cases at the state and federal level. At the federal level, five teenagers, and two non-profit organizations Kids vs. Global Warming and Wild Earth Guardians partnered with Our Children's Trust [...]