The 11-Year-Old Suing Trump Over Climate Change
When Avery McRae decided to take on the government’s environmental policies, she had no idea who she’d be up against.
Unlike most tweens, Avery is suing the federal government.
She’s the second-youngest of 21 plaintiffs, ages 9 to 20, in Juliana v. United States, a case filed in Eugene in 2015 on the grounds that the federal government has knowingly endangered them by promoting the burning of fossil fuels. If climate change threatens their future, they reason, the government has violated their constitutional right to due process.