Alaska court rules against youths in climate change lawsuit

Posted: January 29, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, government, Legal, News

Case dismissed

Another climate lawfare caper, supposedly by youths (who pays the legal costs?), bites the dust. Governments can’t control the climate, but may pretend they can. Next!
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The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaskans who claimed long-term effects of climate change will devastate Alaska and interfere with their individual constitutional rights, reports AP via the Daily Mail.

The lawsuit against the state of Alaska claimed the state´s legislative and executive branches had not taken steps to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The lower court dismissed the case in 2018, saying these questions were better left to other branches of government.

“The young Alaskans appeal, raising compelling concerns about climate change, resource development, and Alaska´s future. But we conclude that the superior court correctly dismissed their lawsuit,” the Alaska Supreme Court said in its split decision.

During oral arguments before the high court in 2019, the state of Alaska urged the court to affirm the lower court´s rejection of the claim. Assistant Attorney General Anna Jay at the time said the climate change issues raised by the plaintiffs musts be addressed by the political branches of government.

“With today´s decision, a majority of the Alaska Supreme Court betrayed their duty to safeguard the constitutional rights of these youth and serve as a check on the conduct of the state, “Andrew Welle, a lawyer for the young people, said in a statement after the court´s opinion was released.

Full report here.

  1. ilma630 says:

    Perhaps the Judge should have told them to sue God 🙂

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  4. Margaret H Smith says:

    Good video thanks.

  5. stpaulchuck says:

    I fail to see any constitutional rights in AGW.

  6. Gamecock says:

    “Alaska court rules against greedy, opportunistic lawyers in climate change lawsuit”

    Fixed it.