Aera Energy’s Scott Lipton, pictured left, provided an overview of California’s Cap and Trade program through the Young Assemblymember Program. Students from around Kern County participated in the discussion that was held at Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) district headquarters in Bakersfield. During the discussion, Lipton provided the history of the Cap and Trade program and why the program should be re-authorized. The students will visit Sacramento June 13. “The students selected by Assemblyman Salas proved that the next generation is well informed, passionately engaged and will be the leaders of tomorrow,” Lipton said. Cap and Trade provides companies economic incentives to reducing pollution.