Photo: Ted Engler

Photo: Ted Engler

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Our Children's Trust helped Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois, and are also supporting youth from around the U.S. in the landmark climate lawsuit against the entire U.S. federal government.


May 27th, 2011

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency denied the youths' petition for rulemaking.

May 4, 2011

A petition for rulemaking was filed on behalf of youth with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.