Photo: Phil Horton

Photo: Phil Horton

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


June 2011

The Air Pollution Control Board denied OCT’s petition for rulemaking.

June 13th, 2011

Hearing before the Air Pollution Control Board at 9.30 am. Location: 17th Floor, L & C Annex, 401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37243

May 4th, 2011

A petition for rulemaking was filed with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Division of Air Pollution Control.