Youth activists win landmark US climate legal victory in Montana case

Youth activists in Montana testified on the negative impact of climate change on the wellbeing and development of young people © Our Children’s Trust/AFP/Getty Images

A judge in Montana ruled in favour of youth climate activists on Monday in a landmark decision that established young people had a right to a “clean and healthful environment”.

Judge Kathy Seeley found that the state’s decision to exclude consideration of the impact of emissions in oil and gas permitting violated a provision of Montana ’s constitution guaranteeing the right to a “clean and healthful environment”, and that the state’s carbon […]

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