‘Gamechanger’: judge rules in favor of young activists in US climate trial

By Dharna Noor
The Guardian
August 14, 2023

Sixteen young plaintiffs had alleged the Montana state government had violated their right to a healthy environment

The judge who heard the US’s first constitutional climate trial earlier this year has ruled in favor of a group of young plaintiffs who had accused state officials in Montana of violating their right to a healthy environment.

The challengers’ lawyers described the first-of-its-kind ruling as a “gamechanger” and a “sweeping win”, which campaigners hope will give a boost to similar cases tackling the climate crisis.

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