Maine Climate Protectors

grassroots legal climate advocacy for the state and the world

Six hundred and ninety three Maine voters and thirty three Maine youth are submitting this petition asking the DEP to fulfill their legal and moral mandate.

Beth Fuller Valentine’s law practice is focused on administrative law and appellate advocacy in U.S. District Court. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked for 15 years in coastal management and sustainable development. Her work with Maine Climate Protectors is an outgrowth of her work with Our Children’s Trust while a student at the University of Maine School of Law.

Angus Ferguson (lawyer, consultant) was inspired by the “Our Children’s’ Trust” movement to fight for enforcement of existing environmental protection laws.

350 Maine is a grass-roots movement dedicated to solving the planetary climate crisis. We grow our power collectively to find real and lasting solutions, to end our dependence on fossil fuels, and to build a healthy, sustainable life for people and the planet. 350 Maine believes that Maine holds a unique position in this global movement as a gateway to coastal waters and foreign markets.

Conservation Law Foundation is a non-profit, member-supported public interest advocacy organization that is dedicated to solving environmental problems that threaten the people, communities and natural resources of New England, including Maine, where many of its members reside. Conservation Law Foundation has a longstanding commitment to advocating for the right of Maine citizens to clean air and clean water, and for fighting to cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are damaging our climate, causing bigger and more extreme storms, changing our growing seasons and warming our oceans.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grass roots advocacy organization with hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world. Each chapter empowers people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power.

Our Children’s’ Trust elevates the voice of youth to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for the benefit of all present and future generations. Through our programs, youth participate in advocacy, public education and civic engagement to ensure the viability of all natural systems in accordance with science.

Earth Guardians is a non-profit organization with youth chapters on five continents and groups throughout the United States with thousands of members working together to protect the Earth, the water, the air, and the atmosphere and to create healthy sustainable communities globally. They inspire and empower young leaders, families, schools, organizations, cities, and government officials to make positive change locally, nationally, and globally to address the critical state of the Earth.

Mako Bates assembled this website.