NEC's EcoNews Report: 03/09/17 Tom Wheeler interviews Andrea Rogers about the public trust doctrine and youth-led climate litigation in courts.
March 9, 2017
Our Children's Trust is bringing groundbreaking litigation on behalf of America's youth to force government action on climate change. Relying upon an ancient legal theory called the "public trust doctrine," Our Children's Trust is bringing cases across America alleging the government has an affirmative duty to protect the atmosphere. Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of EPIC, talks with Andrea Rogers, Senior Staff Attorney for Our Children's Trust, about the public trust doctrine and current youth-led litigation.