Protecting Our Constitutional Right to Liberty

的 Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit to protect Americans’ right to be let alone and to compel federal government action on climate change.

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2021年8月24日

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的 Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit to protect Americans’ right to liberty, which courts have called the right to be let alone, and to compel federal government action on climate change.

原告 包括科学家, 自然爱好者, and wildlife advocates who are no longer able to safely conduct their research or interact with nature because of the increased severity of wildfires, 泥石流, and avalanches; disappearing snowpack and edible plants; and flash flooding, all of which have been altered due to damage caused by climate change.

Who is being sued, why, and under what law? 的 lawsuit has been brought against the United States, the U.S. 内政部 and its Secretary, the U.S. 农业部 and its Secretary, the U.S. 环境保护署 及其部长,以及美国.S. Department of Defense and its Secretary.

这个诉讼是在哪个法院提起的? 的 United States District Court for the District of Oregon

为什么这个案例很重要: This case brings together the animal protection community, 环保人士, 和人权倡导者. 动物, 环境, and human beings are all threatened by climate change, and so these three communities are working together with a joint mission.

Climate change caused by carbon emissions presents critical and urgent threats to life on this planet — and to our constitutional rights. A recent study published in Nature finds that human activity has changed more than 77 percent of land, 不包括南极洲. As society becomes increasingly urbanized and digitally connected, the only place where the constitutional right to liberty truly exists is in America’s public lands.

诉讼是必要的, because only the federal government has the ability and power to take the necessary actions to reduce carbon emissions to an effective degree.

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