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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

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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