The Supreme Court Friday lifted a temporary stay on proceedings in the climate trial brought by 21 young plaintiffs.
The trial had been set to start on Monday, but an Oct. 19 order from Chief Justice John Roberts halted the case.
In a three-page order, the Supreme Court denied the stay without prejudice.
The Juliana v. United States case alleges the federal government has violated young people’s constitutional rights through policies that have caused a dangerous climate.
They have said their generation bears the brunt of climate change and that the government has an obligation to protect natural resources for present and future generations.