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Atmospheric Trust Litigation: “The Kids Can’t Wait”

Vol. 31 No. 4

Mr. Scoll is a member of the editorial board of Natural Resources & Environment . He may be reached at jonscoll@gmail.com.

Two days after the recent presidential election, Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon denied motions to dismiss an action brought by a group of young people, aged 9 to 20, against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies, asserting constitutional and public trust rights to a lifetime in a stable climate.

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