Photo: Paul VanDerWerf

Photo: Paul VanDerWerf

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

Our Children's Trust helped Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine to include a new rulemaking petition initiated by 150 registered voters (in addition to many youth), as required by Maine's unique rules.  In addition, we, are also supporting youth from around the U.S. in the landmark climate lawsuit against the entire U.S. federal government.


August 5th, 2011

The Department of Environmental Protection denied OCT’s petition for rulemaking.

May 4th, 2011

A petition for rulemaking was filed with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of youth.