Youth Climate Activists Score Legal Victory in Mass.

May 19, 2016 Headlines

The highest court in Massachusetts has dealt a victory to four teenage plaintiffs in a lawsuit over climate change. In a case brought by the teenagers and environmental groups, the state Supreme Court found Massachusetts failed to fulfill its legal obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet. In a statement, 17-year-old plaintiff Shamus Miller called the ruling a “historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by the government. The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long.”

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