Statement From A.G. Schneiderman In Recognition Of Earth Day

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released the following statement to mark the celebration of Earth Day:

“In the forty-five years since the first celebration of Earth Day, this country has made tremendous strides in protecting our environment. Legislation to safeguard our water, air and endangered species has been enacted and signed into law and a global movement has led to increased awareness about the dangers of a shifting climate and the need to maintain a healthy and stable environment.”

“But despite the progress we have made, we need to continue to act aggressively to protect our environment. With problems such as severe weather and storms, a strained water supply in many areas of the country and an ever fragile ecosystem, we cannot afford to delay. So today on Earth Day we must recommit ourselves to become better stewards of our environment, and ensure that our planet will remain healthy and sustainable in the future.”