Status: Response brief filed by State of Washington. [ 03/25/2019 ]
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.
Status: Consolidated response filed by plaintiffs to defendants' motions to dismiss. [ 03/08/2019 ]
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: District court's certified orders reversed and case remanded to the district court
with instructions to dismiss for lack of Article III standing; plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction pending appeal denied; plaintiffs' motions for judicial notice granted. [ 01/17/2020 ]
Description: Action by young plaintiffs asserting that the federal government violated their constitutional rights by causing dangerous carbon dioxide concentrations.
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 for declaratory and injunctive relief regarding the obligation under the public trust doctrine of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona officials to act to protect the atmosphere from climate change impacts.
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.