NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Juliana v. United States—urging dismissal of a controversial lawsuit, which seeks to compel the federal government to more aggressively address climate change. The brief was filed in conjunction with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and other concerned businesses and business groups.
The case was filed in 2015 with the United States District Court for the District of Oregon by a group of teens and young adults accusing the federal government of failing to act to reduce climate change. The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal is now set to decide whether this lawsuit should proceed. The Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction over district courts in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington state.