Climate Ruling May Help Future Plaintiffs Establish Causation

Law360 (February 21, 2020, 4:18 PM EST) -- In Juliana v. United States, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded last month that a class of young people lacked standing to require the federal government to develop a plan to fight climate change. The entire panel agreed that some of the plaintiffs had suffered an actual concrete injury due to climate change, and that there was a genuine question of fact over whether that injury could be linked to government policy.[1]

The panel majority also concluded, over a vociferous dissent, that the plaintiffs had failed to show that their injuries were redressable...

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