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Irvine, CA rallies for climate action in front of City Hall

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From left to right: Steven King (Environment California), Sander Kushen (CALPIRG), Dr. Marissa Pei, local high school activist, Councilmember Larry Agran, and Ori Liwanag (CALPIRG Students)

Before the backdrop of Irvine’s City Hall, community members and environmental advocates gathered to beat the heat while calling on state legislators to act on climate.

“We cannot afford to wait any longer. Climate change and air pollution from burning fossil fuels are already taking a huge toll on our health and safety,” said Sander Kushen, state advocate for CALPIRG. “California has some of the worst air quality in the country – and addressing climate pollution would make a big difference in cleaning up our air and protecting our health.”

“Without decisive action on climate, Californians will endure even more frequent heat waves, droughts, and wildfires in the future,” said Steven King, clean energy advocate for Environment California. “Other states and countries look towards California, one of the world’s leading economies, to light the way towards a clean energy future.”

Other speakers included city councilmember (and former mayor of Irvine) Larry Agran and Senait Forthal, executive director of OC Goes Solar and chair of the Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee.

Steven King

Environment California Advocate

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