Lee van der Voo

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Lee van der Voo is a journalist based in Oregon. Her forthcoming book about youth and climate change, As The World Burns, is scheduled for release by Timber Press in 2020.

In Oregon and Five Other States, Youth Are Making Legal Cases for Climate Action

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Youth vs. Gov climate lawsuit rally

The Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, November 13 to decide the fate of one of a half dozen state-level climate lawsuits filed on behalf of American youth. The plaintiffs in the Oregon case, appealing a state appellate court decision in January, charge that the state has a public trust obligation to protect the atmosphere on behalf of future generations.