Sierra Club and LSU Coalition, Talk Defending our Environment from Trump

Sierra Club and LSU Coalition, Talk Defending our Environment from Trump

Baton Rouge, La (LOCAL 33) - The Baton Rouge Sierra Club along with the LSU Sierra Student Coalition gathered Thursday night at the School of Renewable Natural Resources.

Some people at the meeting expressed they don't feel President Donald Trump is listening to their concerns about protecting the environment.

Roughly 20 people attended the talk ranging from students to older adults. Organizers said the goal of talk, is to defend "America's environmental laws and protection." They're telling citizens to make their voice heard to their local representatives, because they are concerned about what the Trump administration plans to do with environmental policy.

"They are not looking at what I think out the kind of issues and challenges that most Americans are having to deal with, the things which are a threat to human health and the environment that should be dealt with," said William Fontenot, with Baton Rouge Group, Sierra Club.

"Let our politicians know that we care about the environment, we are here, we are not going to step down, and this is something people feel a deep connection too and it's not just going to go away," said Madelyn Smith with LSU Sierra Student Coalition.

Smith said they plan to have more talks at LSU and build a local grassroots environmental movement.

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