November 10, 2016 at 12:00 am
United States District Court, District of Oregon, Eugene Division
Case no. 6:15-cv-01517-TC
Date: 10 November 2016
Judge: Aiken J
In this matter, the plaintiffs argue that by permitting, encouraging and enabling continued exploitation, production and combustion of fossil fuels, the President of the United States and numerous executive agencies have their substantive due process rights to life, liberty and property and that they have violated their obligation to hold certain natural resources in trust for the people and for future generations.
The defendants and various fossil fuel companies who intervened in the matter, moved to dismiss the action for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. Their motion was dismissed.