Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman, and Julia Olson. Is Juliana v. United States partly about recovering democracy from powerful interests? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 26 October 2018 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Is Juliana v. United States partly about recovering democracy from powerful interests?
Julia Olson, lead council in Juliana v. United States and co-founder of Our Children’s Trust, reflects on how the lawsuit is not only about recovering a stable climate system but also recovering democracy. As she notes, “Everybody who has lived on this planet to date has enjoyed the benefits of our climate system, and future generations have a right to that too.”
Julia Olson, co-founder of Our Children’s Trust, shares her thoughts on the larger legal principles at stake in the historic Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit, which she heads up as lead council. The case is scheduled for trial in federal court in autumn 2018.