This Comment covers the ways in which each presidential administration has viewed the United States’ role and responsibilities in combating climate change. It discusses the ways in which the Clean Air Act has evolved and changed, as well as the ways in which the United States has been involved in environmental protection initiatives undertaken by the United Nations. The Comment also examines the ways in which individual states and groups have taken the initiative to combat climate change. Finally, this Comment discusses alternative approaches to combating climate change. For example, it focuses on how youths in America are arguing that access to clean air and a stable environment are fundamental rights that should be protected and that the Public Trust Doctrine leads to a fiduciary duty of the government to protect these resources for future beneficiaries.
Life Becoming Hazy: The Withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement and How the Youth of America Are Challenging It,
Cath. U. J. L. & Tech
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