Washington Youth Climate Case

Crag is representing the League of Women Voters of Washington in support of Washington youth who are challenging the state for its contributions to climate change. The Washington youth case was filed in 2018 and alleges the state government is causing climate change, violating the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and equal protection of the law, and has impaired essential public trust resources. After the superior court dismissed their claims, the youth plaintiffs appealed the decision to the state supreme court. In support of the youth plaintiffs of Washington, Crag represents the League of Women Voters of Washington as amicus curiae, or friends of the court. The League’s support highlights the important role of the courts in protecting the rights of all people, especially young people who lack political power, and in acting as a check on the other branches of government.