A legal victory this week for 16 young people who sued the state of Montana over their right to a “clean and healthful environment,” as laid out in the state constitution.
The plaintiffs argued that the way Montana greenlights fossil fuel projects violates that right — and the judge agreed. It was a first-of-its-kind trial and a first-of-its-kind win.
So, what’s next?
Amanda Eggert is a reporter with the Montana Free Press and she broke down the ruling for this week’s Climate Cast.
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