Climate Change and the Public Trust Doctrine in Oregon: A Law Professors' Amicus Brief
65 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2019 Last revised: 31 Jul 2019
Date Written: July 16, 2019
This brief to the Oregon Supreme Court supports youth plaintiffs' claims that the state's failure to develop and implement a scientifically based plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid a climate catastrophe violates the state's public trust doctrine. The brief reviews the history and application of the state's public trust doctrine in some detail. One-hundred and seven law professors from all over the country and the world signed on to the brief.
Keywords: climate change, public trust doctrine, natural resources law
JEL Classification: K11, K23, K32, Q15, Q28, Q35, Q38, Q48
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