Photo: John Carrel

Photo: John Carrel

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


June 1st, 2011

The South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources denied OCT's petition for rulemaking.

May 4th, 2011

OCT filed a petition for rulemaking with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources.