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Federal Judge Dismisses Youth Global Warming Lawsuit

For the second time in a month, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by climate activists in an attempt to make the government be held responsible for so-called “global warming.”

As Just The News reports, the lawsuit was filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a group called Our Children’s Trust, a nonprofit which opposes fossil fuels and frequently uses children as political pawns to push their agenda.

The lawsuit had been filed in December, arguing that the federal government’s support of fossil fuels was causing them injury and violating their Constitutional rights by allowing global warming to happen.

“Climate crisis is the single greatest driver of the health of every child born today,” the lawsuit claims, with no evidence.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald in Los Angeles sided with the EPA and accepted the agency’s request to have the case thrown out altogether.

“Here, Plaintiffs’ claimed injuries include ‘a lifetime of harms and hardship,’ including ‘economic harms, displacement, psychological harms, barriers to family formation, health impacts, educational deprivation, cultural and religious deprivation, and a diminished ability to seek happiness and an open future,” said Judge Fitzgerald in his ruling.

The plaintiffs “failed to demonstrate how a declaration regarding Plaintiffs’ rights under the Constitution and the legality of Defendants’ conduct, on its own, is likely to remedy these alleged injuries,” Judge Fitzgerald continued. He granted the group permission to amend their complaint so that they may attempt to file their lawsuit a second time.

A similar lawsuit by Our Children’s Trust was dismissed last week in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That lawsuit had first been filed back in 2015.

In response to the consecutive legal defeats, Our Children’s Trust spokesman Mat dos Santos issued a statement denouncing Judge Fitzgerald’s order as “unjust and dangerous, with significant implications for constitutional rights.”

“When presented with a constitutional violation, there is no reason for a federal judge to throw up his hands and say nothing can be done,” Santos added.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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