Photo: Phillip Grondin

Photo: Phillip Grondin

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

Our Children's Trust helped New York 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 New York 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 not accepted by state officials. We are now shaping our next steps in New York, and are also supporting youth from around the U.S., including one from New York, in the landmark climate lawsuit against the entire U.S. federal government.


May 4, 2011

A petition for rulemaking was filed with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation on behalf of youth.