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Our Children's Trust helped Arkansas youth and partners take important action toward achieving scientifically adequate emission reductions in Arkansas. 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 Arkansas youth raised awareness in the state about the scientific remedies necessary to address climate change and educated Arkansas officials about their duty to protect the atmosphere. But, the petition was denied by state officials. We are now shaping our next steps in Arkansas, and are also supporting youth from around the U.S. in the landmark climate lawsuit against the entire U.S. federal government.
PRIOR PROCEEDINGS IN ARKANSAS
June 24th, 2011
The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission denied the petition for rulemaking.
June 24, 2011
Hearing before the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission.
May 4, 2011
Petition for rulemaking was filed with the Arkansas Pollution Control and Quality Commission and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.