Photo: Ken Lund

Photo: Ken Lund

If you live in South Carolina and would like to get involved in legal action, please contact us

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


June 2nd, 2011

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control denied the petition for rulemaking submitted by Our Children’s Trust.

May 4th, 2011

A petition for rulemaking was filed on behalf of youth.