Pelosi Statement on Earth Day
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day:
“As Americans celebrate Earth Day, we pause to appreciate our nation’s glorious natural heritage and renew our sacred pledge to care for creation. This special day reminds our country of our responsibility to protect clean air and clean water for our children, to create the good-paying jobs of the clean energy future and to preserve our planet for posterity by combating the climate crisis. We must meet this existential threat with bold climate action.
“That is why, as Speaker, I salute President Biden’s historic announcement today that America will cut our carbon pollution in half by 2030. This transformative action doubles the Obama Paris Agreement commitment, reducing emissions by twice as much in just five more years. House Democrats look forward to working with the President to achieve this goal with the American Jobs Plan. With the American Jobs Plan, the House is seizing the once-in-a-century opportunity to build a cleaner, stronger economy while creating millions of new jobs, spurring innovation in the industries of the future and ensuring America can outcompete every nation on the planet.
“The American Jobs Plan accelerates the bold climate action taken by House Democrats, including with the Clean Energy Jobs and Innovation Act, the Energy Act of 2020 and the Moving Forward Act. Our Select Committee released the Solving the Climate Crisis Action Plan, a roadmap for ensuring climate resilience and advancing America’s preeminence in green technologies. In the absence of presidential leadership, the House proudly stepped up in the global arena in 2019, reaffirming at COP25 in Madrid that ‘we are still in’ for global climate action under the Paris Climate Agreement. Together, these actions represent the most ambitious, impactful and forward-looking climate response in House history.
“This Earth Day, Democrats join the American people in vowing to honor our sacred responsibility to serve as good stewards of God’s creation and advance a cleaner, healthier future for generations to come.”