“Right now, we just don’t know what to do with nuclear waste. It lasts 100,000 years … It’s shockingly toxic. We’re going to have to figure out what to do with that waste for sure. I mean, 100,000 years.”
“Unfortunately, the leadership of the Republican party is at odds with their own voters, so I think we should replace the leader with a Republican who’s actually pro-environment.”
“We saw this opportunity where, if we could organize young people in New Hampshire to not only turn out to vote but to also work after the election to hold leaders accountable, we actually have a lot of political agency.”
“Should a corporation poison your family for money?” Steyer asked the crowd. “Climate is the number one priority … not because we want it to be, but because it has to be.”
While college students interviewed presidential hopefuls at a town hall on energy and climate change, supporters of President Donald Trump staged a high-wattage protest outside. Giant flatscreens, attached to a pro-Trump PAC’s black truck, flashed TV news clips meant to embarrass leading Democratic candidates.