Youth of the United States vs. the U.S. Government

A lawsuit based on the Public Trust Doctrine has been filed to demand that Congress provide viable climate recovery plans. The Federal complaint can be found here; associated state lawsuits have been filed for:

An amicus brief in support of the federal complaint was filed by some of the country's eminent law professors on December 7, 2011.

The Oregon-based non-profit, Our Children's Trust, in collaboration with the iMatter Campaign and WITNESS, have developed a series of 10 short films about the impacts of climate change on youth plaintiffs. So far, three films have been released: Trust Alaska, Trust Montana, and Trust California.