Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit

The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate.

  • Published 9 October 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate. Sixteen Alaska youths in 2017 sued the state, claiming that human-caused greenhouse gas emission leading to climate change is creating long-term, dangerous health effects. The lawsuit takes aim at a state statute that says it's the policy of Alaska to promote fossil… Read at AP News