Pelosi Statement on Earth Day and the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

Apr 22, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in recognition of Earth Day, which began on April 22, 1970: 

"On Earth Day, the international community renews our commitment to protecting the environment.  Since 1970, communities around the world have united on this day to highlight the urgency with which we must act to protect the world's air, water, land and wildlife for the next generation.  This year's theme, 'Trees for the Earth', reminds us that the seeds we plant today will determine the landscape of our shared future. 

"Today, we also mark monumental progress in protecting our planet, with more than 160 countries signing the UN Paris Climate Agreement.  This climate agreement affirms that clean energy is the future and challenges us to limit carbon pollution and address the climate crisis.  Thanks to President Obama's indispensable leadership, the United States and the international community are taking action to save our planet. 

"Together, communities across America must meet our moral responsibility to protect God's creation and pass on this planet to future generations in a responsible way.  House Republicans must stop denying the climate crisis and work together with Democrats to ensure a better, stronger, healthier world for our children by embracing our shared stewardship of this planet and creating policies that preserve our environment."

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