'Juliana v. United States' to be heard by Federal Judge in Eugene

    UO student facing "series of delay tactics" in climate change trial vs. Federal Government

    EUGENE, Ore. - For the first time in two years, a Federal District Court Judge in Eugene will publicly hear from both parties in the Juliana Versus United States lawsuit.

    The main plaintiff, University of Oregon student Kelsey Juliana, is one of 21 young plaintiffs suing the Federal Government for what they consider is its inaction on climate change.

    Wednesday's hearing comes after the Trump Administration went to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in attempt to dismiss a trial for the lawsuit.

    On Wednesday, supporters of the lawsuit and the plaintiffs gathered for the hearing at the Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene.

    "Honestly, I think this is just a series of delay tactics that the government is trying to put in front of us," said Juliana. "I see that as fire under our bellies to get this thing rolling."

    The plaintiffs are supported by the environment group called Our Children's Trust.

    Juliana says that she expects the set trial date of October 29th in Eugene to remain standing.

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