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Coming up on Connections: Friday, December 7

Dec 7, 2018

First hour: Discussing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act 

Second hour: Angelica Perez-Delgado and Hilda Rosario Escher of Ibero

Late last month, five members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced what climate activists are calling the most significant climate change legislation Congress has seen in more than a decade – and the bill was introduced by members of both parties. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would apply a nationwide price on carbon emissions and return revenue to taxpayers each month. The goal: to lower greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent in the first 12 years. We’re joined by local climate activists who discuss their hopes for this bipartisan climate plan and if it can work. In studio:

  • Abby McHugh-Grifa, executive director of the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition
  • Rob Levine, member of the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition
  • Al Hibner, member of Citizens' Climate Lobby and Project Drawdown

Then in our second hour, we sit down with the outgoing and incoming presidents of the Ibero-American Action League. Angelica Perez-Delgado has been named the organization’s new president and CEO. This comes after longtime president Hilda Rosario Escher announced she would be leaving Ibero to pursue other opportunities. This hour, they join us to discuss Ibero’s present work and how they hope to see it evolve in the future. We’ll also discuss a range of issues affecting the Latino community.