Catlin Gabel Students Petition for Carbon Tax

By Lauren Fogelstrom

Catlin Gabel School, Catlin Speak

Seniors in Patrick Walsh’s Globalization class have recently begun petitioning for the implementation for a Carbon Tax in Oregon. On Dec. 8, they will travel to Salem to attend a hearing regarding the Oregon Carbon Tax study and meet with various state senators about this issue.

Katarina van Alebeek ’15, a member of the class, created the petition and says, “it’s really important to show how concerned Oregon’s youth is about this issue.”

They aim to collect 1,000 signatures or more before Dec. 8, and request Catlin Gabel’s community support.

Sign their petition here.

About Grace Masback

Grace Masback, 17, aspires to give voice to the voiceless and holds the modest ambition of becoming the voice of Gen Z. Frustrated by the dearth of impactful platforms for teen journalists, she founded WANT, a news, sports, and entertainment website that aggregates the best in high school journalism from school newspapers and teen bloggers around the world (

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