Earth Day Op-Ed from Secretary Kerry

Since we’re celebrating Earth Day this week, I wanted to draw your attention to this opinion piece in USA Today written by Secretary Kerry titled, John Kerry: On Earth Day, time running out for climate change.

“In the 1950s and 60s, America’s natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds of smog lingered over cities like Los Angeles. Rivers and lakes were filled with chemicals. In my hometown of Boston, the harbor was among the nation’s most polluted waterways.

“We were on a dangerous path. But on April 22, 1970, after years of mounting concern and hard work, the first-ever Earth Day took place, and a new commitment to action took hold. Thanks in no small part to campaigns begun that day, our air, water and land are in far better shape now than 45 years ago — even as our population and economy have steadily grown.”

To read more of the article, click here.