Students win emissions suit in Washington State

In April 2016 a Superior Court Judge ordered the Washington State DOE to announce an emissions reduction rule by the end of the year after consulting with the young plaintiffs and to make recommendations to the state legislature in 2017 for how to achieve the targets. Jude Hollis Hill said, “This is an urgent situation. These kids can’t wait.” This was the first time that a court ordered an agency to do something about climate change.
Nadia Prupis, “’These Kids Can’t Wait,’” Common Dreams, April 29, 2016.


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