Pete McCloskey: Republican environmental legacy is at risk

Happy Earth Day!

I co-chaired America’s first Earth Day celebration in 1970 as a Republican member of Congress from California, working with the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a legendary Democrat from Wisconsin, on this landmark event. Our work was successful, and the official Earth Day website points out:

“The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet.”...

...On this year’s Earth Day, let’s recommit to making our world’s environment healthier and cleaner, so that our great-grandchildren can read this column in 2070 and realize that we honored the longtime Republican values of economic growth through environmental stewardship.

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