Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Earth Day, which is Sunday, April 22:
"Once a year, we pause to commemorate Earth Day and reflect on the importance of protecting of our environment and preserving it for the enjoyment of future generations. Earth Day has inspired in us a greater conscientiousness of how our actions affect the planet, from the cars we drive to the benefits of recycling. Working together with the Obama Administration, Democrats in Congress have enacted the toughest fuel economy standards in history and have taken significant steps to decrease our dependence on foreign oil. We have also worked to reduce pollution, protect our air and water, and serve as responsible stewards of all of our America’s natural wonders, from the sparkling Chesapeake Bay to California’s majestic Redwoods."