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Climate Action in the Courts: Landmark Ruling for Young Plaintiffs in Held v. Montana

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This week's Explore Energy Seminar: Climate Justice in the Courts

Sixteen youth in Montana, including Grace Gibson-Snyder (now studying at Yale), filed a lawsuit in Montana to hold the state government to take the hazards and harms of climate change into account in state decisions.
Our Children’s Trust represented the young people in court with a legal team that included Mat de Santos.  In the summer of 2023, the Montana Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment in their favor, upholding the right to a healthy environment that is included in Montana’s Constitution.

Engage with both Mat and Grace during our student-led panel, co-hosted by the Explore Energy House, the Stanford Environmental Justice Working Group, and Stanford ACLU.

Explore Energy Seminar is hosted by the Explore Energy House, the residence hall for energy at Stanford. Each week features speakers bringing the current energy issues and opportunities to light, and consistent with the principles of Residential Education at Stanford, equity & inclusion are foundational themes. Anyone in the campus community is welcome.

You're invited: join the Dinner Salon in the RF's residence with Grace and Mat after the seminar.

RSVP required: exploreenergyhouse@stanford.edu.

 

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