Mont. May Hear Public Trust Challenge To CO2 Regs

Law360, New York (May 18, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered state officials to respond to a climate change petition filed on behalf of youths, indicating that the court may become the first to weigh a legal theory that the atmosphere is a public trust that must be protected.

The petition is part of a nationwide campaign by Our Children's Trust and iMatter, groups that seek to combat global warming on behalf of the nation's youth and future generations. The groups launched climate change litigation in every state on May...
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