House Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee

Youth and Climate Change

Mon, 05 Nov 2007 14:30:00 GMT

On Monday thousands of young energy and climate leaders will descend on Capitol Hill to send a message to Congress: we must pass the energy bill before Congress (HR 3221) so we can begin the transition towards a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future without oil dependence or global warming.

The day of events starts with several of these leaders appearing before Chairman Edward J. Markey and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Chairman Markey and those testifying will then travel to the West Lawn of the Capitol to meet thousands of supporters who will call for more green jobs, more renewable energy, and higher fuel economy standards, among other clean energy measures.

Congress is currently considering energy legislation that would raise fuel economy standards for America’s vehicles to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, increase the use of renewable energy, and create millions of new “green collar” jobs.

  • Billy Parish, Energy Action Coalition
  • Brittany R. Cochran, Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
  • Cheryl Lockwood, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action
  • Katelyn McCormick, Students Promoting Environmental Students
  • Mike Reagan, California PIRG

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