According to the lawsuit, fossil fuel companies “engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge of climate-change related threats.
“What we have right now with the Trump administration is an ongoing violation of plaintiffs’ rights under the Constitution,” Olson told U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin. “However, what has caused climate change we are seeing is the historic actions of government that knew relying on fossil fuels would lead to catastrophe.
A federal judge grilled challengers Wednesday about their demand for emails written under a pseudonym by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who they believe has guided government energy policy toward fossil fuels and away from renewable resources. The 2015 federal lawsuit, filed by two dozen children in the District of Oregon,