On Wednesday, March 9 at 10 am at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, OR, Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin will hear oral arguments for motions to dismiss in the landmark constitutional climate change case brought by 21 young people from Oregon and around the Nation.
These kids, along with climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, filed the lawsuit against our federal government because our government is violating the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, and because the government has failed to protect essential resources by facilitating the exploitation of fossil fuels. In their case, the youth ask the court to order the federal government to prepare and implement a science-based national climate recovery plan.
Just recently, three trade organizations, representing nearly all of the world’s fossil fuel industry, were granted Defendant status in this case. Now, the plaintiffs are up against our federal government AND the fossil fuel industry, and THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Content provided by Our Children’s Trust.
Space is limited inside the courtroom; please arrive by 9:15 to secure a seat.
405 East 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon
8:00: Courthouse lines begin outside; outside doors open at 8:30
8:45: Students march from South Eugene High School
9:00: Elementary students arrive & program begins on steps; Courtroom opens
**Those going inside, bring as little as possible: NO camera, photo ID for adults required
9:15: Marchers & others arrive to join program (kids share what they want to protect)
10:00: Hearing begins
10:45: Program outside ends, students leave; continue as vigil
12:00: Hearing ends & plaintiffs emerge for private press conference
Close: Photo opp for community supporters with plaintiffs
Check-in at the 350EUG tent/table. We need volunteers to be mini-earth flag waivers, banner holders and big earth globe handlers. Wear green or blue, or your 350EUG t-shirt!