Washington State Kids Score Huge Legal Win In Climate Change Lawsuit

A judge’s ruling on Friday in a lawsuit filed by eight kids forces the state of Washington to get dead-serious about the threat of climate change.

In what the activist teens and pre-teens called a surprise decision, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the state Department of Ecology to create rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2016. The judge said the urgency of climate change and the state’s responsibility to protect citizens required that the Ecology Department be held to a deadline, rather than make its own timeline. 

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Source: Huffington Post

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