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Valley Teens Lobby For Climate Change Reform In D.C.

Jun 21, 2019

 Maybe you’ve heard about the case Juliana v. United States in which 21 young people are suing the federal government for not protecting their right to a safe and livable climate. Well, young people all over are taking a stand against climate change. Just last week, three Valley teenagers were in Washington, D.C. with the grassroots organization Citizens Climate Lobby. They lobbied their representatives to co-sponsor a bipartisan bill that would charge fossil fuel companies a tax for their carbon dioxide emissions. It’s called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. I caught up with Paulina Torres, Gurleen Pannu and Emily Salazar, just outside the Capitol Building. The interview starts with Emily.