14 Jul '12, 2pm

New post: Texas judge rules atmosphere, air to be protected like water, may aid climate change lawsuits

Texas judge rules atmosphere, air to be protected like water, may aid climate change lawsuits The ruling described in this Washington Post article is based on the idea that the climate is a natural commons which needs to be protected for public use – an approach that ties in with the arguments made in Feasta’s book Sharing for Survival . The lawsuit which brought about this ruling was part of a campaign by the Oregon-based non-profit Our Children’s Trust . It’s carrying out similar lawsuits in a number of other US states. Perhaps a similar approach could be effective in other countries? Related posts: Marine Protected Areas and Stock Recovery Atmosphere as a ‘Public … The Irish Environmental Network is hiring a Communications and Fundraising Officer Purpose: Support the Irish Environmental Network’s objectives through the management and implementation of the agreed communi...

Full article: http://www.feasta.org/2012/07/14/texas-judge-rules-atmosp...

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