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Mon Apr 11, 2016, 12:10 AM

21 Youth Win Historic Climate Ruling Against Fossil Fuel and the Government



As it turns out, a group of 21 young people from across the nation have joined the climate change war in the savviest way possible and they just won a significantly historic and constitutional climate change court battle. And they prevailed against the fossil fuel industry and the federal government -Historic ruling for 5th and 9th amendments.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/04/10/21-youth-win-historic-climate-ruling-fossil-fuel-government.html

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Reply 21 Youth Win Historic Climate Ruling Against Fossil Fuel and the Government (Original post)
onecaliberal Apr 2016 OP
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2016 #1
onecaliberal Apr 2016 #2
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2016 #5
onecaliberal Apr 2016 #6
drm604 Apr 2016 #3
lagomorph777 Apr 2016 #4

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 12:20 AM

1. the opinion seems to just blame republicans, but good for these kids!!

Oregon raises smart kids

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:26 AM

2. Although it cannot totally be blame on them, a large majority can. Dems are t science deniers.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 11:13 AM

5. but if you are funded by the fossil fuel industry, you might as well be a denier.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 04:55 PM

6. Very GOOD point

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:56 AM

3. Unfortunately, this is just the start.

The government, along with various fossil fuel companies, had asked that the youths' case be dismissed. The judge has denied that request. The suit could still be dismissed by a higher court, or it could continue and be either lost or won.

The ruling is historic in that it recognizes the standing of the plaintiffs on constitutional grounds. It remains to be seen how the case will ultimately end and what impact it will have, if any.

This may go all the way to the SCOTUS.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 11:06 AM

4. That highlights the need for Pres Sanders to appoint a worthy Scalia replacement

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