Description: Rulemaking petition filed on behalf of three youth petitioners seeking promulgation of requirements to reduce in-boundary carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
Petition for Rulemaking to Limit North Carolina’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Protect a Stable Climate System and Preserve the Natural Resources of North Carolina
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/14/2017 Petition for Rulemaking Download Petition for rulemaking submitted. Youth Petitioners Asked North Carolina Agencies to Reduce State’s Carbon Emissions to Zero by 2050. The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic submitted a rulemaking petition to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) on behalf of three youth petitioners and present and future generations requesting that the agencies require that carbon dioxide emissions within the boundaries of the state be reduced to zero by 2050. The petition asserted that such action was required to meet the EMC’s public trust obligations “to protect human health, prevent injury to animal and plant life, and ensure that the State’s natural resources will be protected and conserved for future generations.”