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Another Group Of Kids Win Climate Suit

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A group of teenagers who sued the Massachusetts state government over its failure to adequately address the threat of climate change won a major court case this week, adding to a string of victories for young activists. stack-366x250 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of the four young plaintiffs on Tuesday, agreeing that the state Department of Environmental Protection was not making good on its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The court ordered the agency to produce and implement stronger and more expansive regulations that lead to the “type of mass-based reductions in greenhouse gases” that the state legislature called for in a 2008 law.  “This is an historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by government,” 17-year-old plaintiff Shamus Miller said in a statement. “The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well-being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long.”

Photo Credit  John Vlahakis

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