Evangelicals Thank Sen. Kirk for Good Stewardship of Great Lakes

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:  We thank Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) for his continued leadership in defending the Great Lakes from pollution that impacts human health, including the purity of drinking water for 30 million Americans. Continue reading

Healing Through God’s Creation

By Rev. Mitch Hescox In the New Testament of the Bible, we find these words: “the whole creation has been groaning.” All creation groans over the evil tragedies that keep occurring around the world. For Americans, the evil became real again in Orlando this past week. First, singer, Christina Grimmie, then over 100 shooting deaths and injuries and if those horrific events weren’t enough, the loss of a two-year old from a part of the same groaning creation seems to put a massive exclamation point on Orlando. Continue reading

Evangelicals Applaud the EPA for Regulating Methane

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released standards for methane pollution from new sources in the oil and gas industry. EPA also released a draft regulation requiring detailed reporting of emissions from existing sources. We at the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) applaud this positive leadership from the EPA on reducing methane pollution from new sources and the reporting requirements for existing sources.  Nearly 92,000 individual pro-life Christians primarily from Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, have called for the reduction of methane pollution from both new and existing sources. Continue reading

Republican Senators Doing God’s Work by Providing Leadership on Climate Change

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: On behalf of the 900,000 supporters of EEN’s work, our staff, and our Board, I want to thank Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and his colleagues, Senators Kirk (R-IL), Ayotte (R-NH), Portman (R-OH), and Collins (R-ME), for the introduction on the Senate floor of a statement affirming that climate change is real and that “human activity contributes to climate change.” Continue reading

The Evangelical Environmental Network Applauds Passage of the Energy Bill

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: “This morning the Senate passed overwhelmingly the Energy Policy Modernization Bill, S. 2012, by a vote of 85 to 12.  Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Cantwell (D-WA) are to be commended for their excellent bipartisan leadership on this resounding vote.” Continue reading

50,000 Pro-Life Evangelicals in Texas Calling 100% Clean Electricity by 2030

Events Held in Abilene and Dallas Nearly 50,000 pro-life Christians in Texas are calling for Gov. Abbott to create a plan for the state to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2030, as part of the Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN). Continue reading

Problems with Pennsylvania's Fiscal Code Legislation

by Rev. Mitch Hescox We are thankful to Pennsylvania’s Governor Wolf for vetoing HB 1327, the fiscal code legislation.  As pro-life Christians, we are deeply concerned for the impacts HB 1327 would have on our children’s health. We have urged the General Assembly to allow this toxic version to fade away and pass a clean fiscal code without amendments. Continue reading

Senate Shows Bipartisan Leadership on Green Climate Fund

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: We are thankful to Senator Kirk (R-IL), Collins (R-ME), Merkley (D-OR), and Udall (D-NM) for their bipartisan efforts in support of the Green Climate Fund.  “In this unfortunate period of extreme partisan politics, it’s a blessing to see four senators reach across the aisle to care of the ‘least of these,’” stated The Rev. Mitch Hescox, EEN’s President. Continue reading

Evangelicals Support Governor Wolf's Veto of Toxic Bill

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: We are thankful to Governor Wolf for vetoing HB 1327, the fiscal code legislation.  As pro-life Christians, we are deeply concerned for the impacts HB 1327 would have on our children’s health. We urge the General Assembly to allow this toxic version to fade away and pass a clean fiscal code without amendments. Continue reading

Significant Commitment Made to Reduce Methane from Existing Sources 

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: "Today in a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Obama announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to develop regulations for methane pollution from existing oil and gas resources. A White House statement said that the EPA 'will move as expeditiously as possible to complete this task.' Continue reading