“The Atmosphere is Ours” Lawsuit: May 2
The groundbreaking atmospheric trust case, Alec L, et al., vs. McCarthy, et al. was scheduled to be heard before the Court of Appeals on May 2 in Washington DC.
The lawsuit seeks to establish the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate for the youngest and future generations. The prescription of Dr James Hansen, formerly of NASA’s Goddard Institute, written with 11 of the world’s top climate scientists, provides the core of the remedy sought in the lawsuit: a national Climate Recovery Plan based on science rather than politics.
On April 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit formally canceled the oral argument scheduled for May 2.
The plaintiffs are very disappointed that this most urgent legal issue will not benefit from public argument. However, the panel of three judges will still deliberate the case from submitted briefs on Friday, May 2 and the decision will be issued thereafter.
For more information, go to http://www.imatteryouth.org/#!the-courts/c1354