Associated Press

The plaintiffs in a historic climate change lawsuit, Held v. Montana, arrive at the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse in Helena, Montana, on June 20, 2023, for the final day of trial. In August, a judge sided with the young environmental activists who said that state agencies were violating their constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment by permitting fossil fuel development without considering its effect on the climate.

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