The lawsuit to save the planet … by 21 Children


Dear friends,

One lawsuit could stop Trump wrecking our planet. And here’s the kicker — it’s a case brought by 21 children!

Yup, after years of battling motions to dismiss their case, a US court ruled that 21 young people suing the US government have a constitutional right to a safe climate. Now, a Federal court will hear their case against the President!

If they win, Trump will be forced to rein in the fossil fuel industry! This case could change everything.

But these are just children. They’ve got a tiny team of great attorneys but don’t have the funds to fight Trump and the oil industry’s fire with fire. So they’ve called on us for help.

Our community has a unique power to raise the funds to back them before they are due in court, and then take the fight global to other courts and countries. These courageous children and their case could be our last, best chance to stop Trump’s war on our planet. Chip in just a small amount now, and we can support them and campaign for a safe future —

Trump just declared he is pulling out of the Paris Global Climate Deal. He and his fossil fuel buddies are doing everything they can to block climate action. But they can’t buy the judges. US judges were the only way to stop Trump’s travel bans. Now the courts could force his hand on climate.

Legal action is already working. Two years ago, Dutch citizens took their government to court, demanding it cut carbon pollution according to science, and they won the biggest climate case in history. And the most exciting thing is a legal ruling has a butterfly effect — one case can create a precedent. We could not only take on Trump, we can then move all our governments from words to action, faster.

The US lawsuit, Juliana et al v. United States, was brought by young people aged 9 to 21 and powerful advocates at Our Children’s Trust. The funds are to support the best legal minds to build the case, collect evidence, make these planetary heroes famous all over the world, campaign and back legal cases worldwide to confront climate obstruction, and even just to pay so all the 21 children and their families can be in court to make their case.

2016 was the hottest year, by far, in recorded history. Our climate is delicate, unstable — the last ice age hit us in just 6 months. It may sound far fetched but these incredible children actually could hold all our futures in their hands.

Our community can do this like no one else. We changed the game with the People’s Climate Marches and fought for the Paris climate agreement that laid out the path to a 100% clean future. Now let’s rise again, to back this David vs Goliath fight, to help save the future for all our people.

With hope and determination,
Alice, Danny, Nick, Camille, Spyro and the whole team at Avaaz

More information:

The Kids Suing the Government Over Climate Change Are Our Best Hope Now (Slate)
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/11/the_kids_lawsuit_over_climate_change_is_our_best_hope_now.html

Meet the kids suing the US government for ruining the earth for future generations (Business Insider)
http://www.businessinsider.com/kids-suing-government-for-climate-change-2016-11?IR=T

After Obama, Trump May Face Children Suing Over Global Warming (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-11/after-obama-trump-may-face-children-suing-over-global-warming

Landmark U.S. Federal Climate Lawsuit (Our Children’s Trust)
https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/us/federal-lawsuit/

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Do You Live or Work in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. – the fight for our environment continues!


 

 

 

 

For all the information please go to http://www.hoosickfallslawsuit.com

I’m Erin Brockovich. Join me and the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm as we fight for justice on behalf of the people of Hoosick Falls, New York. The groundwater beneath Hoosick Falls has been contaminated with the chemical PFOA. You and your friends and family are suffering. We need to hold accountable the companies responsible for polluting Hoosick Falls water.

Let us help you.
— Erin Brockovich

Recent News

DEC Considers Re-Classification of PFOA, PFOS as ‘Hazardous Substances’

June 27, 2016

The chemicals PFOA and PFOS are one step closer to being officially labeled “hazardous” in New York.

 

on this day … 6/7 1932 – Over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding their bonuses.


1494 – Spain and Portugal divided the new lands they had discovered between themselves.

1498 – Christopher Columbus left on his third voyage of exploration.

1546 – Peace of Ardes ended the war between France and England.

1654 – Louis XIV was crowned king of France.

1712 – The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves.

1775 – The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.

1776 – Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.

1863 – Mexico City was captured by French troops.

1892 – J.F. Palmer patented the cord bicycle tire.

1892 – John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in baseball when he was used in a game.

1900 – Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.

1903 – Professor Pierre Curie revealed the discovery of Polonium.

1909 – Mary Pickford made her motion picture debut in “The Violin Maker of Cremona.”

1929 – The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.

1932 – Over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding their bonuses.

1935 – Pierre Laval received emergency powers to save the franc.

1937 – The cover of “LIFE” magazine showed the latest in campus fashions of the times, which included saddle shoes.

1939 – King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in the U.S. It was the first visit to the U.S. by a reigning British monarch.

1942 – The Battle of Midway ended. The sea and air battle lasted 4 days. Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, and 292 aircraft, and suffered 2,500 casualties. The U.S. lost the Yorktown, the destroyer USS Hammann, 145 aircraft, and suffered 307 casualties.

1942 – Japan landed troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians. The U.S. invaded and recaptured the Alutians one year later.

1944 – Off of the coast of Normandy, France, the Susan B. Anthony sank. All 2,689 people aboard survived.

1948 – The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia.

1966 – Sony Corporation unveiled its brand new consumer home videotape recorder. The black and white only unit sold for $995.

1965 – In the U.S., the Gemini 4 mission was completed. The mission featured the first spacewalk by an American.

1968 – In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines swept an area 10 miles northwest of Danang in South Vietnam.

1968 – Legoland Billund opend in Billund, Denmark. It was the original Legoland park.

1976 – “The NBC Nightly News”, with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time.

1981 – Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor.

1983 – The U.S. ordered Nicaragua to close all six of its consulates and informed 21 Nicaraguan consular officials that they could not longer remain in the U.S.

1994 – The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia declared the RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST) salvor-in-possession of the wreck and the wreck site of the RMS Titanic.

2000 – U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation

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Puppy Mills … Change.org


Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth

Put An End To Puppy Mills!

Petition by Sam D’Angelo
Barrington, Illinois
12,080
Supporters
I am writing to request that Congress pushes for comprehensive federal legislation preventing “puppy mills” from operating and imposing stiff fines on any person or company found to be operating a puppy mill.  Right now, some states have laws prohibiting puppy mills outright or regulating this industry, but many states do not have any legislation at all and the laws (in those states that have them) are not consistent as between the states. Comprehensive legislation, at the federal level, will impose uniform standards by which these puppy mills can be judged.  This legislation will also allow the federal government to step in and prosecute violators, which will carry greater weight and penalties than just having the individual states pursue these claims.

Federal legislation is needed because puppy mills are extremely horrific places. Animals are often forced to walk around in feces, urine or standing water filled with parasites and contaminants. The dogs are crammed into cages too small for them, without adequate food and water.  These animals don’t receive proper veterinary care.  The Humane Society of the United States’ website details the types of horrid conditions and abuses these breeding dogs are forced to endure.  Many puppy mill owners have been repeatedly cited and some of them even have USDA violations for a number of years in a row.  One can only imagine the pain and suffering these helpless animals have experienced at the hands of the puppy mill operators!

These puppy mills supply dogs to pet stores.  When people buy their dogs from pet stores, it allows these puppy mills to not only continue operating, but gives them profits to expand their operations.  It is a vicious cycle, where the revenue generated from the dogs bred at puppy mills and sold in pet stores are almost immediately funneled back to the puppy mills.  All in the name of greed and profit!

People must step in and force Congress to address this issue and the masses are the only ones that have the power to make Congress act!  I realize Congress has many, many pressing problems and issues that are likely more important and urgent than stopping puppy mills. But no animal should have to endure a lifetime of being crammed into a small cage, being constantly bred with no time to recover between litters and never having a loving home and family.  Thus, I am asking Congress to please make passing federal legislation against puppy mills a priority.