This CRS Legal Sidebar, Climate Change Litigation Update: "Children's Crusade" Case Against the United States Goes Forward, describes the following:
Recently, an Oregon federal district court judge denied the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of 21 individuals, all age 20 or younger, and other plaintiffs seeking to compel the federal government to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The case, Juliana v. United States, is part of the so-called “children’s crusade” —a campaign of state and federal lawsuits and rulemaking petitions related to climate change coordinated by an Oregon nonprofit, Our Children’s Trust, on behalf of American youth. While only a preliminary ruling, the 54-page opinion has prompted some media outlets to speculate whether the “kids’” lawsuit may potentially force a change in the United States’ policy toward climate change through litigation.
Here is the brief document:
Children will be children!
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass