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Court Considers If Washington State, Smothered by 'Climate Fires' and Smoke, Is Violating Youths’ Rights to Life and Liberty

Wildfire on Washington hillside near Enumclaw in September 2020
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As rampant wildfires worsened by Climate change continued to batter the western U.S. this week, a Washington state appeals court examined the question of whether young people should be allowed to sue their state government over the climate crisis. The hearing, held Thursday, September 17, is part of a case brought by 13 Washington youth against the Evergreen State.

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youth climate lawsuits
washington state
wildfires
Gov. Inslee


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