A group of children that were attempting to sue Trump for his platform on climate change just got a hard dose of reality.
When their case landed in the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, they were told they do not have the standing to sue the President for not addressing climate change the way they wanted him to.
We have seen some pretty interesting political theater from liberals over the last three years, but this case really takes the cake. A group of 21 children collectively brought a case against the administration for its failure to “properly” act on climate change.
The Daily Caller reported, “The 21 young people involved in Juliana v. United States sought a court order requiring the government to implement an “enforceable national remedial plan” phasing out carbon emissions in an effort to stabilize the climate.”
While it was a nice thought, the plaintiffs have just been informed that it’s not appropriate to weaponize the courts to force your desired policy changes when there are other routes established to make your case.
In its decision on the matter, the court remarked that the duty lies among the representatives in Congress that are elected to legislate climate policy change, not the court system.
The judicial panel stated, “The panel reluctantly concluded that the plaintiffs’ case must be made to the political branches or to the electorate at large.”
Stopping fossil fuel
This case has actually been kicking around since 2015, but there is a new sense of urgency among liberals now that a new deadline is fast approaching.
A major focus of these climate activists is to phase out the use of fossil fuels in the very near future.
The Trump administration has a deal in the works scheduled for March 2020 that would lease almost 80 million acres off the Gulf of Mexico to oil companies, which has prompted a major outcry from environmentalists.
Now that this climate case has been tossed by the 9th Circuit, the only hope they have of stopping Trump is to have the case continue on in the Oregon court system, where the case was originally filed.
For that to happen, the case will have to be kicked back to the U.S. Supreme Court, which had already shockingly allowed this case to continue on with a previous ruling.