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    GTCC Students Testify in Olympia to save our Puget Sound Orcas and Plead for Cleaner Air!

    On March 19th, sixteen GTCC students traveled to Olympia to participate in the hearings for HB 1578, a measure to add safety requirements for oil transportation on the Salish Sea AND E2SHB 1110, which would adopt a low-carbon fuel standard (“cleaner” burning fuel) to align Washington with California.

    Six students, Ezra Cannon, Frankie de Plater, Asha Hendrickson, Eli Huschle, Leif Pederson & Ella Tranum individually wrote & presented testimony during the hearing.  In addition to the many, many compliments these six students received for their passionate & informative statements, the poise with which ALL the students conducted themselves was duly noted!  Congratulations to Nina Brekenridge, Ellie Foster, Fina Griffin, Clio Jenkins, Coco Jones-Gagnon, Harper Judd, Joe Mullen, Scarlett O’Connor, Jordan Powell and Charley Samson for demonstrating what it means to be a Stevens Ambassador and GTCC Earth Warrior!

    A big warrior thank you to Senator Jamie Pedersen.  We thank you for your organization beforehand, for personally leading us to the hearing room and through the check-in procedure (even as you own hearing was set to start in another room), for lunching with us (in the “room where it happens”), for leading us through those special nooks & crannies & chambers of the Capitol & for answering the many, many, many questions we had.  You are the absolute best and we adore you (yes, you can adore your state senator).

    Watch our Earth Warriors in action below:

    https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2019031210  (Leif, Ella, Frankie & Ezra begins speaking around the 16th minute, Asha & Eli around the 55th minute). 

    To read all of our testimony, continue reading below.

    Testimony for HB 1578 -- Reducing threats to southern resident killer whales by improving the safety of oil transportation

     

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    Testimony for HB 1110 -- Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels.

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