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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on Earth Day

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement in honor of Earth Day, an event to honor our commitment to protecting the environment for the generations that will follow us.

“Here in Brooklyn, in the most densely populated metropolitan area in the United States, we share many extraordinary natural resources – the grass fields of Prospect Park, the canopy of trees on Eastern Parkway, the marshes of Marine Park, the waters below the boardwalk at Sheepshead Bay – that millions of families and children have the opportunity to visit, entirely for free. These resources are truly public resources, owned only by the people for the enjoyment of everyone,” said Congresswoman Clarke, who has consistently received high ratings from the League of Conservation Voters for her efforts to protect the environment.

“On Earth Day, let us re-affirm our commitment to the natural environment we share – to keeping our water safe to drink and our air safe to breathe, and to preventing additional changes in our climate that threaten our community, particularly areas near to seashore, with the devastation of heavy storms and floods.”