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“I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society,” United States District Judge Ann Aiken

Join the 21 Youth Plaintiffs of Juliana et al v. US and their legal team from Our Children’s Trust tomorrow at 8:00 am to rally with youth from Eugene and across our country. They will rally to let their lights shine and to demand their voices be heard, as they seek to bring the scientific (More...)

UPDATE: Thousands to Rally in Support of the Young Americans Behind Juliana v. United States on Monday, Oct 29. However, This Landmark Constitutional Climate Change Lawsuit Will Not Start That Day

For Immediate Release from Our Children’s Trust: October 25, 2018 Thousands to Rally in Support of the Young Americans behind Juliana v. United States on Monday Trial in the landmark constitutional climate change lawsuit will not start on October 29, but the young plaintiffs will descend on Eugene, Oregon to have their voices heard Eugene, (More...)

Schedule of Events Leading Up to and During the Trial of the Century

DAY ONE – Mon., Oct. 29 – Our Children’s Trust Trial – U.S. Federal Courthouse, 405 E. 8th Ave., Eugene – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm We’re never backing down! Come early to welcome the plaintiffs and their attorneys with smiles & banners. Join the proceedings in the courtroom, and rally throughout the day with (More...)

Victory for Valve Turners in Minnesota!

Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center:We are pleased to announce a victory in our Minnesota Valve Turner case! This trial was a rollercoaster with many twists and turns, but all three defendants were acquitted of their charges this morning in court. They were acquitted, not on the necessity defense, but because the prosecution could not meet the burden of (More...)

October 8, 2018 The Climate Necessity Defense Will Have Its Day in Court

Minnesota – The final trial of the vale turners, who shut down five pipelines carrying Canadian tar sands into the US, will go ahead in the town of Bagley, MN on October 8th. Valve turners Emily Johnston, Annette Klapstein and activist Ben Joldersma, after winning an appeal, will be able to present a full necessity (More...)