EPA Sued by Human Rights Organization Over Failure to Mitigate Climate Change Through Regulation

EPA Sued by Human Rights Organization Over Failure to Mitigate Climate Change Through Regulation

“The public trust doctrine has its roots in antiquity, deriving from the Roman “Code of Justinian.” Elizabeth Brown of Our Children’s Trust, the group coordinating the legal effort, explains that the doctrine represents a duty for all sovereigns to safeguard public resources that future generations will depend on for survival. It is an “attribute of sovereignty,” “implicit in our constitution,” she says.”

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