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LWV Files Lawsuit to Protect Next Generation from Damaging Effects of Climate Change

WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States filed an amicus brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Juliana v. US, a case that challenges the government’s lack of climate change action and the impact it will have on future generations. The League is represented by Crag Law Center in this case. LWVUS president of the board of directors Chris Carson issued the following statement:  

“It is the responsibility of the government to protect all of the people and ensure a safe and healthy world. The youngest among us stand to inherit a planet damaged by our own doing.  

“Unless our government takes drastic steps to reverse course, the climate crisis will only continue to damage our planet beyond repair. The lack of action from our elected leaders results in the violation of our youngest generation’s constitutional rights and the failure to protect our public resources. 

“We stand with the young plaintiffs in demanding our government protect their future. Climate justice cannot wait.”

Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]