Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On Earth Day

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in celebration of Earth Day:

"Over the last several decades, we've made significant progress cleaning up our environment to ensure the continued sustainability and health of our planet for future generations. Yet now more than ever, it is critical that we use Earth Day as an opportunity to recommit ourselves to defend and further those efforts. It is no secret that there are some who are attempting to weaken—and reverse—these important gains that we have made, which would cause untold damage to our air, water and climate. It is inspiring to see thousands marching across the country today who are fighting for a healthier and cleaner environment, and I stand behind them and will use every tool to ensure that we move forwards, and not backwards, in protecting our planet."