The federal youth climate case will not go to trial Feb. 5 as the U.S. District Court in Eugene originally ordered, the organization assisting the plaintiffs, Our Children's Trust, announced Thursday.
The 21 youth plaintiffs are suing the federal government for knowingly taking actions exacerbating the effects of climate change. The plaintiffs, along with the Trump administration, await a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the government's petition to have the case, Juliana v. United States, dismissed before a trial takes place. In July, the Ninth Circuit ordered a pause on the case until the petition is resolved.
Attorneys representing the U.S. government could not be reached by deadline.