It’s what some are calling “the biggest case on the planet.” A group of 21 students are suing the Obama Administration and other federal agencies for not taking action against Global Warming.
You can do that? Well, yes, but legal experts agree the case is a long shot. Still, the kids make the constitutional argument that young people and unborn generations are being discriminated against because they don't have the right to vote but will be most affected by runaway warming. They also claim their rights to life, liberty and property are being infringed upon by the stronger storms, harsher droughts and rising seas that come with warming.
Lawyers for the fossil fuel industry argue the case should be thrown out because it alleges harmful inaction rather than action. "There is no violation of a statute.”