Professor David Driesen Discusses the Held v. Montana State Court Decision on Climate Change Protection

Professor David Driesen spoke with The Hill to provide perspective on the recent Held v. Montana state court decision that could see greater recognition of people’s rights to protection from climate change.

In the article “Kids’ landmark Montana court win adds momentum to fight for climate protections”, Driesen provides perspective on the impact of the decision on future climate change cases and if these cases would eventually go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Driesen says the Held decision “It’s not direct precedent, but it suggests the courts should go ahead and apply normal legal principles to climate change.”