Description: Lawsuit alleging that state had responsibility under public trust doctrine to prevent climate change.
Farb v. Kansas
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/04/2013 Memorandum Decision Download Memorandum decision and order issued granting motion to dismiss. 10/18/2012 Petition Download Petition for declaratory judgment, for writ of mandamus, and application for injunctive relief filed. Our Children’s Trust, an environmental group, filed a lawsuit in Kansas claiming that the state had an obligation to help prevent climate change and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions under the public trust doctrine. The group had filed a series of lawsuits and petitions in several states, requesting that the environmental agencies in these states adopt rules to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels pursuant to the public trust doctrine.