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Trump really doesn’t want to face these 21 kids on climate change

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A showdown is brewing in the U.S. courts, one that pits young Americans against President Donald Trump and the fossil fuel industry. 

Central to the fight is a lawsuit that accuses the federal government and energy companies of failing to adequately address human-caused global warming. A group of 21 citizens, ages 9 to 20, claim that failure violates their “constitutional rights to life, liberty and property.” 

Now Trump and fossil fuel defendants want the case to go away. 

Both groups filed separate motions last week to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to scrap an earlier ruling that upheld Juliana v. United States. It’s unusual for the government to try to appeal a case to a higher court before a lower court has ruled on it — especially since this case is moving toward a trial later this year. Read more…

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