The government of Norway and thirteen oil companies are being sued by Greenpeace International and a Norwegian youth alliance called Nature and Youth, who are challenging the government’s decision to allow oil exploration in the Barents Sea. The suit argues that further oil exploration violates threatens Norway’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement and violates the constitutional right to a healthy and safe environment for future generations. Two Greenpeace blogs emphasize that this is meant to be an historic case, protecting the final frontier of the Arctic, and also exercising the people-power of a new generation stepping up to hold governments accountable to their climate promises. Read “This is the People vs. Arctic Oil” and “Why we are taking Arctic Oil to Court” , which appeals to the global community for support. (Note: the Greenpeace Canada also maintains an Arctic campaign but the website doesn’t reflect the Norwegian case yet). An article in Common Dreams, “Norwegian Youth Taking Government to Court Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Arctic Drilling” explains the case fully and makes the links with the U.S. case brought by James Hansen and Our Children’s Trust . The groundbreaking federal lawsuit by Our Children’s Trust, having been challenged repeatedly by the fossil fuel industry, is under review by a U.S. District Court Judge, who heard oral arguments on September 13 . A decision is expected by mid-November, at which time the case will head to trial, or go to appeal. Our Children’s Trust is the subject of an October article in Fusion: “Generational Injustice: Inside the Legal Movement suing for Climate Justice Now” .