Pelosi: ‘On This Day, Americans…Renew Our Pledge to Care for God’s Creation’

By CNSNews.com Staff | April 23, 2021 | 8:08am EDT
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(Photo by Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) began her press briefing yesterday by noting that it was “Earth Day” and stating that this was a day on which Americans “renew our pledge to care for God’s creation.”

“As you know,” Pelosi said, “today is Earth Day.

“On this day,” she said, “Americans celebrate our glorious natural heritage and renew our pledge to care for God’s creation.”

She then went on to talk about President Joe Biden’s plan to cut carbon emissions.

“Today,” she said, “the president has taken historic, transformative action by announcing the bold pledge that America will cut our carbon pollution by half by 2030.”

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s statement at her press briefing where she talked about Earth Day:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “Good morning, everyone.  Good morning on Earth Day.  Here we are.  As you know, today is Earth Day.  On this day, Americans celebrate our glorious natural heritage and renew our pledge to care for God's creation. 

“On this day, the President is having a virtual meeting with leaders of 40 countries to address the climate crisis.  Today, the President has taken historic, transformative action by announcing the bold pledge that America will cut our carbon pollution in half by 2030. 

“To put this in perspective, President Obama committed to a 25 percent pollution reduction by 2025 in the Paris Agreement.  President Biden – and it is anticipated that we will reach that goal, and now President Biden is doubling that cut in five more years to 2030. 

“I think I've got a lot of stuff here.  Excuse me.

“In order to do that, we need the American Jobs Plan.  When any of us, starting with President Biden, talk about climate, and you hear the President say this all the time, ‘When I think about climate crisis, I think of one word: jobs.’ Jobs”.

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