Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Agriculture’s Forestry and Conservation Subcommittee, released the following statement commemorating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.
“Every year, Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to re-evaluate our efforts to protect our planet. In New Mexico, protecting our vital resources carries historical, cultural and economic significance. For generations, we’ve relied on clean water to fill our acequias, fertile land to grow and produce our food, and clean air to breathe. Tourists from around to world come to the Land of Enchantment to take in our endless blue skies and enjoy our open space, wilderness areas and national parks.
“During the past 45 years we have made significant progress to protect our planet, but there is still much more to do. I am committed to supporting legislation that ensures that New Mexico’s vast natural resources are available to future generations, including my grandchildren.
“This Earth Day, please join me in celebrating our environment and supporting actions that will conserve our precious resources.”