Climate action is finally gaining ground in Washington. No, not that Washington.
Following their victory in a Seattle court, eight children are pressing Washington State’s Department of Ecology to crack down on carbon pollution. The agency has until August 7 to reach an agreement with the youths, who sued after the department rejected their petition. Otherwise, the kids will go back to court.
“I hope our voices are heard,” said Aji Piper, a 14-year-old and one of the plaintiffs.