Kids Sue Alaska Government

Posted by on Thursday, November 9, 2017

A group of children and young adults are suing the government of Alaska.

In court documents the plaintiffs are 16 children and young adults ranging in age from 7 to 20.

The lawsuit says that the government of Alaska hasn't done enough to combat climate change.

The claim alleges that the state is threatening their fundamental human rights.

Residents in the village of Shishmaref were forced to relocate at the sea level continued to rise.

The kids say they are asking the court "to enforce Alaska’s constitutional obligations to protect their inalienable and fundamental constitutional rights to life, liberty, property, equal protection, public trust resources and a stable climate system that sustains human life and liberty."

The Team

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