Photo: John Fowler

Photo: John Fowler

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


June 17, 2011

The State Environmental Commission denied OCT’s petition for rulemaking.

June 16, 2011

Dan Galpern of the Western Environmental Law Center spoke before the State Environmental Commission on behalf of this petition. The powerpoint slides he submitted for the record can be seen here.

May 4, 2011

A petition for rulemaking was filed with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.