United States: Montana Supreme Court denies petition to declare atmosphere 'public trust'
17 June 2011 -- Montana Supreme Court has denied a petition to declare that the atmosphere is a 'public trust' and that the state has a duty to protect and preserve the atmosphere. The court stated that it is ill-equipped to deal with the factual matters in the case.
Read media coverage of the decision here:
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Montana court denies climate petition