Youths Vow Appeal After Court Dumps Canada Climate Suit

Law360 (October 28, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A coalition of youths say they'll appeal a Canadian federal court's decision to throw out their allegations that the government's policies worsen climate change and pose a threat to their well-being and future, which the court said is an issue better suited for policymakers, not the courts.

Federal Court Judge Michael D. Manson on Tuesday said that some of the climate-change-related allegations are outside the bounds of the "demarcation of powers between the courts and the other branches of government." He also rejected public trust doctrine allegations that the government has failed in its obligation to protect air, water and other vital...

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