RALEIGH, N.C. – A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Hallie Turner learned Wednesday that Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan rejected her effort to overturn a decision by the state Environmental Management Commission.
The eighth-grader had petitioned the commission, seeking a rule requiring North Carolina to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by at least 4 percent annually.
A commissioner who rejected the petition said it was incomplete. He also said North Carolina law prohibited environmental agencies from enacting state laws stricter than federal law.
Hallie and her attorneys are considering several options, including an appeal of Morgan's ruling.
The case is one of several nationwide filed by minors pushing for action on climate change.