Young People Sue US over Public Trust Duty to Protect Youth & Future Generations
A Public Trust article claims that government has a duty to protect "life, liberty, and property". "Under the “public trust doctrine,” governments must manage the vital natural resources on which human well-being depends for the benefit of all present and future generations. Governments have no right to authorize their destruction to the detriment of constitutional rights to life, liberty and property. These legal rights can serve as an important frame for the public messaging and legal strategy of climate-protecting civil disobedience." Groups of young people are suing federal and state governments. This is a way to frame the governments, oil, coal, and gas companies as the bad criminals and to frame the protesters against global warming as the good law enforcers. link to youth group. RYSE group.