9-year-old girl seeks clean air for her generation, sues Indian government over pollution

Ridhima Pandey is living proof that no one's too young to fight climate change. The nine-year-old girl recently filed a legal case against the Indian government for failing to curb greenhouse gas emissions from factories, vehicles, and agriculture. The petition accuses officials of neglecting their duty to protect Indians young and old from environmental harm. "My government has failed to take steps to regulate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are causing extreme climate conditions," Pandey said in a recent statement. "This will impact both me and future generations." SEE ALSO: Trump really doesn't want to face these 21 kids on climate change Pandey filed her petition with India's National Green Tribunal, a specialized court that handles environment-related cases. Her lawsuit targets the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate, as well as the Central Pollution Control Board of India. A woman stacks coal into a basket as she and […]

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