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Bill Moyers & Company

Final Episode: The Children’s Climate Crusade

January 1, 2015

The very agencies created to protect our environment have been hijacked by the polluting industries they were meant to regulate. It may just turn out that the judicial system, our children and their children will save us from ourselves, Mary Christina Wood, a legal scholar, tells Bill Moyers this week.


This is the final episode of the  Moyers & Company television will continue for the foreseeable future.

We end our broadcast series this week on an encouraging word from the emerging generation. Remember Kelsey Juliana from Eugene, Oregon? She’s 18 years old and co-plaintiff in a lawsuit spearheaded by the organization Our Children’s Trust, which claims that Oregon is not doing all it can to slow down global warming and protect the future – a new legal framework called atmospheric trust litigation.

This novel strategy is the brainchild of legal scholar Mary Christina Wood. She wrote the book Nature’s Trust, which traces this public-trust doctrine all the way back to ancient Rome. This week she tells Bill that it may be the judicial system, our children and our children's children who will save us from ourselves. You'll want to watch this one.

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This final episode of the Moyers & Company television series 
aired on Jan 1, 2015. will continue for
the foreseeable future.