Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments from 12 young people suing the state over climate change.

By |2019-10-10T07:50:09-08:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Let’s hear it for the young people.

Courtesy of Time:

The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate.

Twelve Alaska youths in 2017 sued the state, claiming that human-caused greenhouse gas emission leading to climate change is creating long-term, dangerous health effects.

The lawsuit takes aim at a state statute that says it’s the policy of Alaska to promote fossil fuels, said Andrew Welle of Oregon-based Our Children’s Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting natural systems for present and future generations.

“The state has enacted a policy of promoting fossil fuels and implemented it in a way that is resulting in substantial greenhouse gas emissions in Alaska,” Welle said in a phone interview. “They’re harming these young kids.”

It’s pretty clear that these kids are going to have to be their own advocates, because the adults are failing them across the board. 

My generation should have been the one to take on climate change and it is to my eternal shame that we left it to future generations to do the job that we were too complacent to do ourselves. 

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6 Comments

  1. OT October 11, 2019 at 7:26 am

    https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/10/08/these-people-want-to-push-murkowski-to-take-a-stand-against-trump-and-theyre-republicans/

    “We think she will be receptive to the message,” said Chris Truax, a San Diego attorney who volunteers for the anti-Trump group. And yes, he said, they really are Republicans. One of their founders is former Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.

    “One of the running jokes at Republicans for Rule of Law is, we’ve all been Republicans far, far longer than Donald Trump has,”

  2. Two Spirit October 11, 2019 at 7:53 am

    “She cited the lyrics of a song she learned in church: “They are yellow, black and white. They are precious in his sight Jesus loves all the children of the world.””

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-lgbtq-town-hall-zinger_n_5d9ff104e4b06ddfc5174b45

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-lgbtq-plan_n_5d9e246ae4b087efdba732c1?ri18n=true

  3. anonymous October 11, 2019 at 8:07 am

    “ARCO, Humble and BP already owned leases in the Prudhoe Bay region, which they’d acquired in Alaska’s 1965 lease sale. But that was before the oil was discovered.

    Alaska’s September 1969 lease sale “would be the first indication of the true value of Prudhoe’s reserves,” noted Jack Roderick in his book “Crude Dreams.”

    On the day of the auction, oil executives and reporters from across the world streamed into an Anchorage auditorium to hear state officials announce the bids. When the dust settled, the winning bidders spent a record-breaking $900 million for more than 400,000 acres of North Slope land.

    “It was an incredible moment,” Heinze recalled. “This is the biggest thing that ever happened in Alaska, bar none. That September, it was ‘alleluia.’ We were rich. And there was more to come.”

    Months after the lease sale, ARCO and seven other oil companies joined forces to create a company to bring the Prudhoe Bay oil to market. The new enterprise was named Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., named after the Aleut word for “mainland.”

    The hard-charging oil companies spent $100 million on 48-inch, special cold-weather steel pipe imported from Japan and stacked the cylinders at three sites along the proposed pipeline route.”

    https://www.eenews.net/special_reports/black_gold/stories/1060058484

    Who Owns America Now?

    https://www.amazon.com/Who-Owns-America-Walter-Hickel/dp/013958322X

  4. anonymous October 11, 2019 at 8:29 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5I5qv_UCdk

    The battle for Pebble Mine, Alaska
    documentary short made for VRT Terzake, Belgium.
    Originally in Dutch, translated into English.

    9 minutes…

  5. OT-FYI October 11, 2019 at 9:21 am

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iran-reports-explosion-iran-oil-tanker-off-saudi-66202461

    In its analysis Friday, Dryad Maritime said the incident involving the Happiness 1 bore “the hallmarks of a potential explosive incident.”

  6. #RacistRapist2020 October 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm

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