In reference to then US president Donald Trump's allegation of India'a lesser commitment towards saving environment, then Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi told:
"I have in simple way stated the dream of 'new India'. I quoted from 5000-year-old Vedas to say humans have a right to milk the nature but have no right to exploit it." he told the gathering in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. [source]
Which verses was he referring to?
Note: In my observation, Shri Modi is a learned PM and he usually knows what is he speaking. The verses similar to above can be found in Bhagavad Gita. So it should be find-able in Veda-s too. See an interpretation of BG 3.11-3.13 in this post: What are the Yagnas Sri Krishna was referring to in Srimad Bhagavad Gita?. It suggests to consider the elements of nature as Deva-s which reward us with various nourishments and in turn we should pray them by nurturing/preserving them.