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Sunday, April 22, 2018

The First Earth Day. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JOSH WELLE.


David,
In the months following the first Earth Day in 1970, environmental protection was the central issue in our national discourse. And as difficult as it might be for us to imagine, Democrats and Republicans were in agreement: it was time to take action.

Lawmakers from both parties came together to strengthen the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts -- and both were signed into law by a Republican president. Thanks to these landmark bills, we’ve made great progress in cleaning up our nation’s skies, rivers, and lakes over the past five decades.

Unfortunately, environmental protection has not remained a bipartisan issue. Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beholden to big polluters for campaign cash -- and they’re stubbornly standing in the way of America’s clean energy future.


Here’s my commitment to you:
  • I will work to expand the clean energy sector in our region -- because we don’t have to choose between good jobs and a healthy environment.
  • I will seek federal funding to help clean up toxic waste sites -- because industrial contaminants have no place in our shared lands.
  • I will fight to protect our public lands, open spaces, and waterways -- because they belong to the people, not special interests or private corporations.
Happy Earth Day, David, and thanks for all that you do.
In service,
Josh Welle