DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Backers of a movement to fight climate change through the courts held a march in Denver.
Supporters marched to Civic Center Park across from the state Capitol Saturday at noon.
They’re backers of the iMatter movement, which has filed lawsuits on behalf of children and young adults in courts across the country, including in Colorado. The lawsuits aim to force government intervention on climate change.
The goal is to have the atmosphere declared for the first time as a “public trust” deserving special protection. That’s a concept previously used to clean up polluted rivers and coastlines, although legal experts aren’t sure if it can be successfully applied to climate change.
Congressman Jared Polis attended. Actresses Daryl Hannah and Sheryl Lee were also there.
“I think it’s really inspiring that kids are leading the fight against the climate crisis, but I also think it’s very heartbreaking,” Hannah said.
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