Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lawsuit Launched Pushing Oregon to Fight Climate Change

The public trust doctrine says that the state holds certain resources in trust for everybody and has a legal obligation to protect those resources.  A legal complaint about to be filed against Oregon alleges that the state has failed in this trust by failing to act decisively to rein in climate change.  Climate change endangers basic resources like air and water for children and their families.

The complaint is part of a multi-state, federal and international legal effort.

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