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posted Apr 13, 2013, 3:59 PM by Laramie County Democrats   [ updated Apr 13, 2013, 3:59 PM by Stacey Obrecht ]

From the Wyoming Democratic Party

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2010
Contact: Brianna Jones
Communications Director

On Earth Day: Democrats Will Continue To Protect Our Environment For Generations to Come

Casper, WY – Wyoming Democratic Party Chair Leslie Petersen made the following statement today commemorating the 40th Earth Day:

“On this 40th Earth Day, we recommit ourselves as a nation to our efforts to protect our planet and our environment for future generations. We honor the visionary leaders who heeded the call to improve our environment – from the air we breathe to the water our children drink. We thank leaders -- like Governor Dave Freudenthal and the late Senator Craig Thomas -- who understand that we must work to protect our environment for our families and future generations of Americans.

“Here in Wyoming, we know there must be a smart balance between the demands of economic activity and the preservation of the open spaces that make our state so special. Much progress has been made in the fight to preserve our environment: from the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts to the protection of the Wyoming Range or the creation of the National Parks System. Under the current administration, Americans have seen investments in clean energy and clean water infrastructure through the Recovery Act, and the fight continues to keep our children safe, hold polluters accountable, and promote a healthy environment while creating green jobs.

“Earth Day should also serve as a call to action -- we can ride a bicycle to work, make our homes more energy efficient, or simply remind our elected officials that we depend on a clean and safe environment to live and recreate. Great strides have been made for our environment over the last four decades. But we can continue to take care of our environment right in our homes and neighborhoods to preserve our planet for our children and generations to come.”