23 Feb '12, 1pm

Native American Youth Sues Governor Janice Brewer Over Failure to Combat Climate Change

Native American Youth Sues Governor Janice Brewer Over Failure to Combat Climate Change

“The plaintiffs based their lawsuit on the Public Trust Doctrine, which requires sovereign governments to manage and protect vital natural resources for the common benefit of their citizens. By evoking this doctrine, they are not asking for monetary or punitive damages. Instead, they are petitioning the court to require the state of Arizona to develop a climate recovery plan that will protect Arizona’s resources for future generations. Former general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency, Roger Martella calls the lawsuit a remarkable legal action and ‘comprehensive strategy…to encourage this public action to ultimately reduce greenhouse gases.’”

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/02/23/native-american-youth-su...

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