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Pocan Statement on Earth Day

Apr 22, 2013
Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement in celebration of Earth Day, which was founded by former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson:

“This Earth Day, let us follow in the footsteps of U.S. Senator and Wisconsinite Gaylord Nelson and  recommit ourselves to the cause of our environment—to conserve our energy, protect our resources and watch over the planet we were given. Earth Day serves as a yearly reminder to strengthen our environmental protection efforts so we can preserve state treasures such as Devil’s Lake in Sauk County and the Ice Age Trail in Dane County for future generations. We must refocus our efforts on exploring renewable sources of energy, curbing the effect of greenhouse gases and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. We also need to work on creating clean jobs, which generate the long-term, sustainable employment opportunities of the future. Above all, Earth Day reminds us that we have a shared responsibility and a moral imperative to leave this world cleaner than how we found it.”