May 17, 2022

Episode 50: Young People vs The Government

The effects of climate change will be felt the strongest by young people. Refusing to stand idly by, 21 young people have sued the U.S. Government for violating their constitutional right to a climate that sustains life. The lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, is detailed in the documentary "Youth v Gov," now available on Netflix. This week, Jeanne Hruska speaks with Julia Olson, the lead attorney in the case, about the lawsuit, the documentary, and the way forward for climate litigation more broadly.

Episode Host: Jeanne Hruska, ACS Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy

Episode Guest: Julia Olson, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children's Trust

Juliana v. United States details and timeline
"A Climate-Lawsuit Dissent That Changed My Mind," by Robinson Meyer
Youth v Gov, documentary

Email the Show:

Listen on iTunes Listen on Google Listen on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Listen on Stitcher Listen on Deezer Listen on Radio Public

Technical production provided by Flint Stone Media