Ann Carlson in E&E News: ‘Kids’ Climate Case’ was Dismissed. What’s Next?
The decision last week by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to “reluctantly” dismiss Juliana v. United States demonstrated the limits of fighting climate change through the court system, observers said — though they noted it shouldn’t be seen as a game-ender either. But UCLA law professor Ann Carlson argued the majority decision didn’t open the door for attack on other climate cases. She said the majority’s “ringing endorsement” of the other prongs of standing is important because those issues often are hotly contested in other climate cases.