Photo: Daniel Piraino

Photo: Daniel Piraino

We are working to file new legal action in Florida very soon. If you live in Florida and would like to get involved, please contact us

Our Children's Trust helped Florida youth and partners take important action toward achieving scientifically adequate emission reductions in the state. The rulemaking petition referenced below was part of our strategically coordinated national effort in which youth filed official actions in every state in May, 2011.

This rulemaking petition filed on behalf of Florida youth raised awareness in the state about the scientific remedies necessary to address climate change and educated state officials about their duty to protect the atmosphere. But, the petition was denied by state officials. We are now shaping our next steps in Florida, and are also supporting youth from around the U.S., including one from Florida, in the landmark climate lawsuit against the entire U.S. federal government.


June 6, 2011

The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection filed a denial of the petition for rulemaking. 

May 3rd, 2011

OCT partner Attorney Brett Paben filed a petition for rulemaking with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of Florida youth residents and Kids vs. Global Warming.