Kids and Teens Sue the Government Over Climate Change

Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
Air date: 
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Jan Haaken talks with Franklin High School senior and activist Annika Mayne about Juliana vs. United States, a law suit that was supposed to begin in a US District Court on October 29th. In it, the plantiffs (young people from Oregon) charged the federal government with abdicating responsibility for doing something meaningful about climate change. The Trump Administration has filed a motion with the Supreme Court to put a halt on the suit before it could begin, with some saying that the suit's premise that we have a right to a habitable planet is itself indefensible. They consider the case and talk about a support rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza 10/29. Information about other rallies around the country can be found at Youth v. Gov.

Photo by Robin Loznak,

Download audio file