Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:46

Maine youth leading charge to protect climate

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AUGUSTA - Voters and nonvoters alike told offcials from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday that more needs to be done to protect the Earth.

They call themselves Maine's climate protectors and they want the department to do just that."

 

"I am passionate about nature and birds and animals. And I am talking to them about how the environment and animals are tied so closely to the environment and the planet. And that's something we definitely need to protect," Yarmouth sixth grader Anna Siegel told state environmental regulators.

 

Siegel was part of a group of students from across the state who testified before the DEP Tuesday afternoon. The students are urging the state agency to follow a 15-year-old law to reduce greenhouse emissions in Maine.