Youth V. Gov

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Youth v. Gov represents the twenty-one young plaintiffs suing the federal government to defend the rights of youth and future generations. The youth-led climate lawsuit known as Juliana v. United States was filed in 2015 against the US government in the US District Court for the District of Oregon. Their complaint asserts that the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change have violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights.