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Evangelicals Support President Obama’s EPA Climate Change Regulation

Evangelicals Support President Obama’s EPA Climate Change RegulationOver 170 senior evangelical leaders from across the country sent President Obama a letter offering their support for his leadership on climate change, specifically for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) carbon pollution regulation known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to be released next week. They joined nearly 230,000 pro-life Christians who sent supportive messages to the EPA in favor of the regulation.

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Episcopal Church Bishops pass Fossil fuels, climate advisory committee resolutions that move to deputies

The House of Bishops passed two resolutions June 28 and June 29 aimed at environmentally responsible investing and creating a climate change advisory committee. The resolutions now move to the House of Deputies for approval.

Bishops passed Resolution C045, which calls upon the Investment Committee of Executive Council, the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund and the Episcopal Church Foundation “to divest from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean renewable energy in a fiscally responsible manner.”

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Decatur church’s solar panels help clear the air and balance the books

Decatur church’s solar panels help clear the air and balance the books - Image Provided By Hannah Solar

In response to Pope Francis’ recent call for “all people of goodwill” to mitigate human-induced climate change and respond to environmental degradation members of Georgia’s faith leadership and scientific and environmental communities gathered at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church to support his historic message.

“The Pope’s clarion places high importance on lifting up the world’s most vulnerable populations, who will be the worst impacted by a changing climate and environmental pollution,” said the Rev. Daniel Dice. The Decatur church was chosen because it recently installed solar panels, Dice said.

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Evangelicals Support Clean Water Standards

 

Statement of Rev. Mitch Hescox, President & CEO, Evangelical Environmental Network on Newly Finalized Clean Water Standards

"Clean water is a matter of life and death. All of life requires water, clean pure water.  It's something we take for granted, but shouldn't.  Dirty water remains a constant threat with the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans vulnerable and increasingly undefended.  We must ensure foul water doesn't harm our children and loved ones.

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