Sanders Statement On Earth Day

BURLINGTON, Vt., April 20 - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Sunday's observance of the 42nd annual Earth Day:

"If we are serious about protecting the planet and improving our economy, America's energy future must focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. If we are successful in transforming our energy system to sustainable sources of energy, we can be a model for the world in addressing the great planetary crisis of global warming, and ensure a safer future for children and grandchildren."