U.S. high court declines to extend halt to climate change lawsuit

The Japan Times 

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Friday declined for now to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government isn't doing enough to prevent climate change. But the high court also told the Trump administration that the government can still petition a lower court to dismiss the case as the government had asked the high court to do. Trial in the case had been scheduled to begin earlier this week in Eugene, Oregon, but the Supreme Court temporarily halted the trial earlier this month. On Friday evening, the high court declined to extend the temporary halt to the case. The court said in a three-page, unsigned order that ordinarily the request the government made to the justices for the case to be dismissed has to be made to a lower court first.

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