By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson - 04/21/10 11:14 PM EDT
Forty years ago, nearly 20 million Americans participated in what was the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Though much progress has been made in the four decades following its creation, this year we have little room to celebrate.
Despite widespread and popular support for policies protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, Big Oil and corporate polluters continue to hold the reins of power over our lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
It’s time to pass the bold legislation needed to defend our national security, defend our economic security, defend our energy security and defend our natural resources. It’s time to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation.