DNC on Earth Day

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Michelle Deatrick, chair of the DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis, issued the following joint statement on Earth Day:

Today, on the 52nd anniversary of the first Earth Day, we celebrate all who work tirelessly to protect our environment and achieve a more sustainable and safe world for generations to come. We also celebrate the Biden-Harris administration for reasserting the United States as a leader in the world fight against the climate crisis and environmental injustice. We applaud the decisive action to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, to set an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target, and to successfully pass the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This legislation will take bold climate action: expanding access to clean drinking water, delivering electric school buses to support clean air, and creating good-paying, union jobs.  

President Biden and Democrats understand that climate change is not over the horizon — it is already here. From Day One, the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats across the nation have worked to  chart a course toward a more sustainable and equitable future. 

Democrats will continue to do that necessary work the way our nation has tackled tall tasks throughout history. The United States does not run from or ignore challenges and crises, we turn them into opportunities. Let today and every day remind us to do our part to create a sustainable planet for future generations and position the United States to win the economic competition for the 21st century.