On Monday, August 14, a Montana judge ruled in favor of a group of youth climate activists who sued the state for lack of consideration for their wellbeing when signing off on fossil fuel projects. In Held v. the State of Montana, the court found that young people have a constitutional right to live in a healthful and clean environment. Montana, according judge Kathy Seeley, was disregarding this right by going ahead with projects they knew would hurt the environment. This case strikes down limitations to the Montana Environmental Policy Act, which were put in place earlier this year. Held v. Montana becomes the first case in the United States regarding climate policy to make it to court, and its ruling is a landmark that will certainly have wide-reaching impact inside and outside of Montana. For more information on the case, read an article from the Daily Montanan here.