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From the Ground Up Ep. 305: Taking the federal government to court | 2024.01.24

Ep. 305

Lauren and Mark talk about the progress and the purpose of the court case being pursued by a nationwide group of young people, demanding that the federal government align its climate policy with the science.

But first some brief commentary on the averted blackout crisis in Alberta.

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