DPW Chair Wineke Statement Celebrating Earth Day 2009
“Nearly four decades ago,
“Now, after eight gloomy years under George Bush, President Obama has given us a new reason to celebrate this Earth Day. The Obama Administration has committed to a comprehensive energy plan that will generate millions of new clean energy jobs, including thousands here in
“President Obama’s plan will break our dependence on foreign oil, reduce deadly pollution and finally tackle global warming and its potentially catastrophic effects.
“We are making important gains. But for too long
“The Democratic Party has long-believed that it is our responsibility to safeguard our natural resources and protect public health. Join us and celebrate Earth Day in the spirit of Gaylord Nelson, by recommitting to a healthier, cleaner planet.”