A group of children in Seattle is seeking a legal finding of contempt against the Washington state government for failing to protect them from the harmful effect of climate change, the latest development in a nationwide campaign by adult environmentalists to exploit adorable children in the name of their cause.
The children, whose ages range from 12 to 16, appeared in court on Tuesday to ask a state judge to force the Washington department of ecology to “do more” to regulate carbon emissions in an effort mitigate climate change.
“Taken together, all the things Ecology have done to date aren’t protecting the rights of these kids, and that’s why they need to do more,” said Andrea Rodgers, an attorney representing the children. “There’s no dispute that they have not fulfilled their responsibility.”
Their case, which was initiated in 2014, is part of a nationwide effort organized by Our Children’s Trust, an Oregon-based nonprofit group. The goal is to shame state and federal government official to “take action on climate change” by deploying adorable children to make speeches in court. Liberals still mourning the defeat of Hillary Clinton believe such efforts could be the last, best hope for meaningful action to save the planet.
— Slate (@Slate) November 18, 2016
Earlier this month, a federal judge in Oregon allowed a similar case against the Obama administration to proceed after a group of child activists argued the government’s failure to stop climate change violated their constitutions rights to life, liberty, and property. The case is likely to remain active for some time, meaning it will soon involve the incoming Donald Trump administration.
Kids are taking the feds — and possibly Trump — to court over climate change https://t.co/CnUR4YWoHe
— CNN International (@cnni) November 11, 2016
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