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Teens challenge US government for not protecting them from climate change

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Children protesting outside the courthouse in Eugene, Oregon. Photograph: Matthew O Berger for the Guardian
If allowed to go forward, plaintiffs in Oregon will ask court to hold government responsible for violating their rights to life, liberty, property and equal protection

March 10, 2016 — Twenty-one teenagers appeared in an Oregon courtroom to challenge the federal government over what they claim is a failure to protect them from the impacts of climate change, while several hundred schoolchildren protested outside.

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