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.
Blades v. California
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/07/2012 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Action voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs without prejudice. 05/04/2011 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Children and young adults filed a complaint in California Superior Court seeking a declaration that the atmosphere was a public trust resource that California was required to protect for present and future citizens. They also asked for a declaration that California had an affirmative and ongoing duty to establish and enforce restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions so as to slow the rate and magnitude of global warming impacts.