On August 14, a state judge issued a landmark ruling in favor of young Montana climate activists within the Held v. State of Montana case. The plaintiffs claimed that the state violated their right to a clean and healthful environment under Montana’s structure. District Court judge Kathy Seeley declared that a state law violated this right by stopping agencies from considering climate impacts when conducting environmental reviews. That is the primary constitutional climate trial in america, confronting a state’s responsibility for climate change.
Experts on the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, an affiliate of the Columbia Climate School, have been following the case closely since its inception. The case summary and key documents may be viewed in the middle’s climate change litigation database; executive director Michael Burger recently wrote a lay explanation of the case. This month, the middle also issued a latest report that explores trends and prospects in climate litigation all over the world.
Below, a few of of the extensive media coverage quoting Sabin Center experts. This list originally appeared on center’s website, and shall be kept updated there.
Michael Gerrard, Sabin Center faculty director and professor of climate, Columbia Climate School