Description: Rulemaking petition requesting strict limits on fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions and establishment of annual emissions reduction strategy to comply with statutory obligations.
Kids vs. Global Warming Petition to Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/24/2013 Response to Petition for Rulemaking Download Response issued to rulemaking petition. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) agreed with the petitioners that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was required to adopt regulations and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the goals set forth in the petition. MassDEP determined, however, that it was not necessary for it to schedule further proceedings on the proposed regulation attached to the petition. 11/01/2012 Petition for Rulemaking Download Petition filed. Massachusetts students filed a petition calling for Massachusetts to ensure that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel are reduced by 6% per year beginning in 2013 and to consider ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25% by 2020. The petition called on the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to expand its existing greenhouse gas reporting program to include every substantial source of greenhouse gases in Massachusetts, and to adopt implementing regulations.