A King County Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments this afternoon, in a case brought by kids about climate change. The young plaintiffs, who filed complaints against the Governor and several state agencies last May, are seeking an effective climate recovery plan from government. The State has filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Today’s hearing is part of an international youth campaign launched by the iMatter Trust. Young people have filed legal actions across the nation as well as a federal lawsuit to compel governments to protect and restore the atmosphere. According to the organization’s website, a federal hearing has not been set.