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

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


July 28th, 2011

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality denied the petition (read the denial here) for rulemaking submitted by Our Children’s Trust.

May 4th, 2011

Petition for rulemaking filed with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.