WASHINGTON – U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the 48th celebration of Earth Day.

Chairman Smith: “Today marks the 48th celebration of Earth Day. And today we have reason to celebrate. Our water has never been cleaner nor our air purer in the modern era. To continue to ensure clean air and water for future generations, we must encourage technology to lead the way. As we’ve seen over the last half-century, innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurship leads to advances and discoveries that change the world for the better.”