Kids in Climate Suit Apppeal Court Ruling That They Can't Sue Government

"Attorneys for 21 youth climate activists are filing an appeal after a judge ruled they cannot sue the federal government for failure to act on climate change.

The activists sought a court order to force the government to phase out the use of fossil fuels, but a panel of three judges in January ruled such a decision was beyond the reach of the judicial branch.

Lawyers are now petitioning for a ruling from all 11 judges in the 9th Circuit, arguing that reversing an earlier district court decision fails to ensure the youth activists' right to a trial."

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill March 3, 2020.

Source: The Hill, 03/05/2020