Youth climate activists rally against I-5 expansion, demand accountability from ODOT

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Thu, 07/08/2021 - 5:15pm

 

Every two weeks since April, a group of young climate leaders rally outside the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Headquarters in downtown Portland. They say they're demanding accountability, as ODOT and state leaders move forward with an I-5 freeway expansion in North Portland. 

This week, there were leaders from Sunrise PDX and No More Freeways PDX in attendance. Teenager Ada Crandall explains why she was there, why she joined the Sunrise Movement - a youth-led organization fighting for a Green New Deal at the local, state and federal level and fighting against the climate crisis. 

Reporting by Annette Newell

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