To the Editor,
On April 22 citizens celebrated Earth Day. The Warwick Republican City Committee would like to take this opportunity to recognize the importance of this annual celebration. A core value of our party is having a responsibility to be good stewards of our environment, our resources, and our community. The value of good stewardship extends to the environment for this generation and for future generations.
The Republican Party has a long history of supporting conservation efforts and protecting natural resources. This includes President Theodore Roosevelt's expansion of the system of national parks and national forests, and President Richard Nixon's creation of the EPA. At the local level, there have been under-recognized efforts by Republicans in Rhode Island who have worked tirelessly to promote sustainable development, to protect wildlife habitats, and to reduce pollution.
Lincoln Almond, who served as Rhode Island Governor from 1995 to 2003, signed several pieces of environmental legislation into law during his tenure, including laws to protect the state's wetlands and legislation targeting improved water quality. In more recent years, Republican officials like State Senator Elaine Morgan have been staunch supporters of environmental protections in Rhode Island. Senator Morgan has sponsored legislation to address coastal erosion, protect open spaces, and to promote the use of solar energy. Republican State Representative Blake Filippi has supported efforts to reduce plastic pollution and has promoted sustainable fishing practices in Rhode Island's coastal waters, rivers, and wetlands.
The WRCC recognizes that a healthy environment is essential to the well-being of our communities and the economic success of our State.
The Warwick Republican City Committee thanks those who joined in a renewed commitment to environmental stewardship and to the preservation of a healthy environment for future generations.
The Warwick Republican
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