Pelosi Laments ‘Rising Temperatures, Surging Seas and Record Floods, Fires and Storms’

By CNSNews.com Staff | April 23, 2018 | 4:59 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Screen Capture)

(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put out a statement to memorialize Earth Day, warning that “global leadership is needed” to “combat the growing climate crisis.”

“Amid rising temperatures, surging seas and record floods, fires and storms, Earth Day reminds us that bold, ambitious global leadership is needed now more than ever to combat the growing climate crisis,” she said.

Here is Pelosi’s full Earth Day statement:

“Each Earth Day, people around the world join together to celebrate the beauty of God’s creation, and to reaffirm our responsibility to protect and preserve our environment for generations to come.

“Amid rising temperatures, surging seas and record floods, fires and storms, Earth Day reminds us that bold, ambitious global leadership is needed now more than ever to combat the growing climate crisis. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration and Republican Congress have given special interests a free pass to push their dirty energy agenda. The Trump Administration’s culture of corruption, exemplified by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, has weakened critical environmental protections, enabling polluters to poison our communities and threaten the health and well-being of our families.

“We will never stop fighting the GOP’s assault on our nation’s vital environmental protections or their disregard for the air our children breathe and the water they drink. Democrats will continue to join cities, states, entrepreneurs and the American people to develop innovative strategies that honor our responsibility to build a healthier, more sustainable world for our children and grandchildren.”

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