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After Obama, Trump May Face Children Suing Over Climate Change

Nov. 11, 2016, 2:00 PM

A lawsuit brought by children against the Obama administration may force President-elect Donald Trump to decide how far he’ll go to downplay the threat of global warming (Juliana v. United States, 2016 BL 375885, D. Or., Case No. 6:15-cv-01517-TC, 11/10/16).

Youths from across the U.S. won a chance Nov. 10 to pursue claims that the Obama administration didn’t do enough to protect the environment from climate change when an Oregon federal judge rejected the government’s request to dismiss their lawsuit.

Environmentalists said the ruling is especially poignant because Trump, a real estate developer and former reality television...

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