"In Montana, Children File Suit to Protect ‘the Last Best Place’"

"Part of a 50-state strategy, the lawsuit highlights Montana’s love of wild landscapes to force the state to address the climate impacts of fossil fuels."

"She's identified only as Kathryn Grace S., one of 16 youths who've sued to keep the state of Montana from promoting the use of fossil fuels, threatening their future.

To read the 108-page complaint, filed in March, is to understand that they're fighting for what Montanans call "the last best place."

Grace, 16, says in the complaint that drought has dried up the Clark Fork River for rafting.

Georgianna F., 17, fears shortened winters have reduced snow she needs to train for Nordic skiing.

Ruby D., 11, of Crow descent, claims frequent wildfires have scarred lodgepole pines needed for the teepees essential for the ceremonies that are part of her identity. "

Judy Fahys reports for InsideClimate News April 29, 2020.

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/30/2020