Description: Action by pro se plaintiff (1) alleging federal defendants violated his fundamental constitutional rights by causing or contributing to climate change and (2) seeking to compel defendants to undertake actions to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Status: State's request for additional time granted. [ 06/15/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit seeking declaration of right under the Montana constitution to a stable climate system and to compel Montana to prepare and implement a remedial plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Description: Challenge to environmental review and approval of a 2019-2024 water transfer program for the sale of water by sellers upstream of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to buyers south of the Delta.
Status: Petition for review denied. [ 10/06/2021 ]
Description: Action by young people under 18 years of age claiming that the State of Washington and state agencies and officials violated plaintiffs' rights by creating and maintaining fossil fuel-based transportation and energy systems.
Description: Action by eight young people asserting that the State of Florida and its agencies and officials violated fundamental rights to a stable climate system under Florida common law and the Florida constitution.
Status: Response filed by defendants to plaintiffs' notice of supplemental authority (Barke v. Banks). [ 03/04/2022 ]
Description: Action by young plaintiffs asserting that the federal government violated their constitutional rights by causing dangerous carbon dioxide concentrations. [Due to a technical issue, some recent documents are currently not available.]
Status: Action voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs without prejudice. [ 02/07/2012 ]
Description: Action seeking declaration that atmosphere is a public trust resources that the State of California has an obligation to protect for its current and future citizens, including by imposing restrictions on greenhouse gas restrictions.
Description: Action seeking declaration that atmosphere is public trust resources that State of Colorado must protect for the benefit of plaintiffs and others, including future generations and that State breached that duty by allowing too many carbon emissions.