18-year old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on the reason for federal climate lawsuit: "Our constitutional rights to life, liberty and property are being violated because of our government's inability to act" on climate change.
Claim: "When the climate science is brought into the courtroom it will result in the judge finding that the government is committing constitutional violations,” a lawyer said.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said in a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday that those who stand in the way of regulations meant to control “climate change” are guilty of three grave “sins.” “It is an evil mess we are in, and if there is any justice in this world, there will one day be a terrible price to pay if we keep listening to evil voices,” Whitehouse said. Before he arrived at his point about the grave sins committed by opponents of climate change regulations, he urged Americans to “listen to the oceans” and “the oysters.”...
“To jam Congress up, fossil fuel interests are interfering with and corrupting American democracy, and to corrupt American democracy is a second and a grave sin,” he said. “The science denial apparatus—to mount a fraudulent challenge to the very enterprise of science, that is a third grave sin,” he said.