Spokane Arrestees Sue U.S. Government: Seek to Overturn Federal Preemption of Local Health and Safety Laws Concerning Coal and Oil Trains
CELDF filed a lawsuit against the federal government - arguing that federal law violates our constitutional right to a healthy climate.
CELDF filed the lawsuit on behalf of Spokane, WA, residents. The suit asserts that federal law - which preempts communities from banning fossil fuel rail shipments - violates the constitutional right to a healthy climate and local self-government.
With the new president claiming climate change is a "hoax," people and communities are turning resistance into action.