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Our Children's Trust helped Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland, and are also supporting youth from around the U.S. in the landmark climate lawsuit against the entire U.S. federal government.
July 1st, 2011
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources denied OCT’s petition for rulemaking.
May 4th, 2011
OCT Partner Attorneys Shruti Suresh and Katherine Meyer filed a petition for rulemaking with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.