Students rally on Earth Day in support of tax initiative

Gracie Malley/Senior Staff
ASUC External Affairs Vice President Shahryar Abbasi spoke at an Earth Day rally in favor of an oil severance tax initiative.

About 25 students gathered on the steps of Sproul Hall on Earth Day to rally support for an oil-tax initiative that would generate funds for education, among other government programs. The California Modernization and Economic Development Act, drafted by UC Berkeley students in January, would implement a 9.5 percent severance
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