Bloomberg Law
April 7, 2021, 1:20 PM

Biden Administration Calls on Court to Halt Kids’ Climate Case

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The Biden administration is urging a federal court to reject young plaintiffs’ request for “a second bite at the apple” after their recent defeat in a closely watched lawsuit that says the government’s support of fossil fuel development is unconstitutional.

“The Ninth Circuit issued a clear mandate to this Court to dismiss the Complaint for lack of Article III jurisdiction,” Justice Department lawyers told the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon on Tuesday. “It did not in any way invite Plaintiffs to amend the Complaint.”

The brief is the Biden administration’s first substantive filing in the ambitious “kids ...