Description: Lawsuit against United States and other federal defendants asserting constitutional claims to block deregulatory actions by Trump administration.
Clean Air Council v. United States
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/06/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Climate Change-Based Constitutional Claims Filed Against Federal Government in Pennsylvania Federal Court. Clean Air Council and two children filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania asserting claims of due process and public trust violations against the United States, the president, the Department of Energy, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The complaint seeks a declaration that the defendants cannot implement regulatory rollbacks that increase the frequency of or intensify the effects of climate change “based on junk science in violation of Plaintiffs’ constitutional rights to a life-sustaining climate system and the public trust doctrine.”