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Kids’ Climate Case Against U.S. Pushed into Settlement Talks (1)

May 13, 2021, 7:09 PMUpdated: May 13, 2021, 10:13 PM

A federal judge ordered the Biden administration and plaintiffs in the ambitious “kids’ climate case” to enter a mediation process to try to settle the dispute out of court.

“I do believe this case is in a position—given many things that have intervened in the year this case was on appeal and changes that have taken place legally and in the world—that it’s a moment in time that I think people should take advantage of,” Judge Ann Aiken said Thursday during a status conference.

A settlement, which could feature some commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, would mark a momentous ...