12/12/17 Jack Moran, Register Guard: Attorneys for a group of youths suing the U.S. government over climate change were back in court Monday, arguing before a federal appeals court that it should reject a government request to dismiss the case and instead allow it to go to trial in Eugene.
While Monday’s hearing happened in San Francisco before a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, some of the plaintiffs’ biggest fans gathered in a lecture hall on the University of Oregon campus to watch a live feed of the proceedings.
“The kids represent the future … and all of them have a story” about how climate change affects them, said Patty Hine, cofounder of 350 Eugene. The local nonprofit group, which works to raise awareness about issues surrounding climate change, organized the watch party in Straub Hall. Nearly 50 people attended.
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