Weekly Democratic radio address:
"Celebrating Earth Day"
MADISON – Today, Senator Chris Larson offered the following Democratic Weekly Radio address regarding Earth Day and the future of our Wisconsin environment.
"Senate Democrats believe all of our citizens, should have the opportunity to enjoy access to our pristine public lands and waters, free from pollution, not just on Earth day, but every day." - Senator Chris Larson
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
“Hello. This is Senator Chris Larson. This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was observed nationwide on April 22, 1970, and served as a day to increase environmental awareness. The holiday was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator dedicated protecting our shared lands and public waters.
"Gaylord Nelson's efforts helped grow Wisconsin’s proud, progressive history of stewardship. With summer just around the corner, people from all over our state will be heading to our parks and beaches for picnics and family outings. Senate Democrats believe all of our citizens, should have the opportunity to enjoy access to our pristine public lands and waters, free from pollution, not just on Earth day, but every day.
"Unfortunately, under Governor Walker and legislative Republicans we have seen numerous efforts to side with corporate polluters over investing in a healthy environment. We saw proof of that this past session with the Flint Water bill, which attempted to make it easier to privatize our water systems.
"Looking ahead, Senate Democrats remain committed to stopping the degradation of our environment and pursuing policies that build a better future. We have a responsibility to protect the quality of life in our communities, for ourselves and our future generations. Thank you.”