Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019

Fixing natural gas leaks is pro-life and good stewardship. That is why we support Representative Diana DeGette’s (D, CO-1) Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019 to reverse the Trump administration roll-back on methane leak standards on new sources and Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) regulation to reduce methane pollution on public lands under BLM’s jurisdiction. Representative DeGette’s bill is a critical measure to protect public health, solve the climate crisis, and cut methane waste and pollution. Continue reading

Pennsylvania Republican Senator Tom Killion Leads on Clean Energy

The Evangelical Environmental Network is grateful for the leadership of Pennsylvania state Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware County) and state Representative Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia), along with over 80 bipartisan cosponsors, for reintroducing legislation to transition the state to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Continue reading

Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act

The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) commends the leadership of Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and his lead co-sponsor, Adam Smith (D-WA) for the reintroduction of their bill, the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act, HR 2435. We are also grateful to Senators Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Daines(R-MT) for introducing the companion bill in the Senate. Continue reading

Thank you, Rep. Rooney!

The Honorable Francis RooneyUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC Dear Congressman Rooney: We are very grateful for your pro-life commitment to your caring for the environment, including being the Republican co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus.   Continue reading

We’re Better Than H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act

We’re Better Than H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now ActThe Rev. Jim Ball, Ph.D.EEN Senior Advisor The Climate Action Now Act, which reaffirms the U.S. contribution to the international Paris Climate Accord, is up for a vote. Given its 224 cosponsors, it’s passage is a foregone conclusion. Great news, right? What’s not to like? I so wish I could be for it. But I can’t. Continue reading

Statement on Pennsylvania Joining the United States Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the state will join the United States Climate Alliance, becoming the 24th state committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Accord. His administration also released an updated version of Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan in conjunction with the announcement. Continue reading

Statement on Sen. Alexander’s New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has had a remarkable career — but it’s not over yet! It just might be that his crowning achievement awaits before his final term ends in 2020. I’m talking about his New Manhattan Project For Clean Energy, an updated version of a plan he first introduced over a decade ago. Many times successful legislation is something a seasoned legislator has had in his or her back pocket, waiting for the right moment. The buzz generated around the concept of a Green New Deal could help create the political conditions to make the New Manhattan Project For Clean Energy a reality. Continue reading

Bipartisan Bill to Modernize PA Renewable Energy Standards

We are grateful for the leadership of Senators Art Haywood (D-4), Thomas H. Killion (R-9), and Steven J. Santarsiero (D-10) in announcing plans for Modernizing Pennsylvania's Renewable Energy Standards. Their proposed legislation calls for: Continue reading

EPA Public Hearing Testimony from Galen Carey

Galen Carey Vice President of Government Relations National Association of Evangelicals March 18, 2019 Continue reading

EPA Public Hearing Testimony from Mitch Hescox

The Testimony of The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox March 18, 2019 Proposed Revised Supplemental Finding for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and Results of the Residual Risk and Technology Review Continue reading