This thing has been winding its way through the courts for awhile now, but, hooray, it’s now on Trump, as we learn from one of CNN’s primary climahysterics, John D Sutter
President-elect Donald Trump is likely to find himself the subject of a federal court case next year. The subject: climate change. And the plaintiffs: 21 children who want to ensure they have the right to a livable atmosphere.
Good grief. Livable atmosphere. These people are nuts.
The kids and their attorneys from Our Children’s Trust initially filed this case against the Obama administration. But Our Children’s Trust chief legal counsel, Julia Olson, told me on Thursday that Trump will automatically become a named defendant when he assumes the presidency on January 20.
What they really want to do is settle the suit prior to Trump being inaugurated, as they understand that Trump will most likely kill off most climate change initiatives.
The climate kids she represents will argue their constitutional rights to liberty and property are being violated by climate change, which threatens to submerge coastal cities, exacerbate drought and bring on mass extinction.
The interesting part here is that Trump might be better on developing energy alternatives than Obama. Trump will surely want projects that work, that crest low cost energy, that are cost effective, etc., as opposed to Obama, who wanted projects that hooked up his campaign donors.