Administration Repeals Crucial Water Protections

Today, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced the repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This rule extends protections to streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, and was not even as strict as the provisions enacted under the Reagan Administration. Even so, WOTUS is still crucial for keeping our nation’s waterways free of pollution. The repeal of this rule is terrible news for our children. As pro-life Christians, we stand firmly against any actions that make our water sources dirtier.  Continue reading

Poised for Greatness on Climate Super Pollutants

Bipartisanship on climate change these days almost qualifies as a miracle, and so I commend Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA-52) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) for finding common ground in introducing the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act to address the most potent of greenhouse gases, the so-called Super Pollutants. Continue reading

EPA to Roll Back Methane Standards

"Limiting wasteful methane leaks is good stewardship, and protecting our kids from their harmful health impacts is pro-life. With its announcement today, the Trump Administration has again made clear that it is neither interested in practicing good stewardship nor protecting our kids. This rollback is bad for the unborn and pregnant women, bad for young families, and bad for God's creation." The Rev. Mitch Hescox President and CEO Evangelical Environmental Network Continue reading

Helping Our Neighbors During Heatwaves

By Terri C.Hanover, PA It’s summer and it’s hot. When you move from air conditioned offices to cars to homes, it’s easy to forget that fact. Two hundred million people are being affected by the heat in the U.S. alone right now and heat related deaths top all other weather related fatalities. Continue reading

Trump Administration Eviscerates Endangered Species Act, Defying Biblical Stewardship

Today, President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt finalized their immoral revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The new regulations will make it harder to protect threatened species, which will lead to more endangered species and even extinction. This is the opposite of the biblical call to stewardship. The plan also undermines the ESA by allowing for economic considerations to determine whether protections will be provided. We reject these changes, and we will continue to oppose any efforts that weaken the Act and threaten God’s creatures.  Continue reading

Evangelicals Applaud Bill to Increase Funding for National Park Roadways

Today, leaders in Senate introduced a bill that will help national parks through a 21 percent increase in funding! We are so thankful for Chairman Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member Carper (D-DE), and the entire Environment and Public Works Committee for addressing the backlog of transportation projects in our country.  Continue reading

EEN Welcomes New Climate Solutions

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. That is why we welcome new solutions from our elected officials that seek to reduce harmful emissions and promote sustainable prosperity. Today, Senators Coons (D-DE) and Feinstein (D-CA) have introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 which will place a price on carbon and help reduce emissions. Continue reading

Congressman Rooney Defends Our Nation From the Climate Threat

Today Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) introduces the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act. We are grateful for Congressman Rooney’s strong leadership on climate change, one of the greatest threats to our nation. This bill will provide a strong foundation upon which to build our country’s response to the climate threat. It does a solid job of reducing climate pollution via a carbon tax, exceeding the US goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, we now know that even more will be required to keep warming from causing too much destruction; nevertheless, this bill provides a good start. Continue reading

Trump's Environmental Speech: Our Response

“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.” Proverbs 12:22 (ESV) “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”Ephesians 4:25 (NIV) Continue reading

Praise God! Bill Wehrum Steps Down.

Bill Wehrum, the chief air quality official at the Environmental Protection Agency, will be stepping down from his role as head of the Office of Air and Radiation at the end of the month. Praise God! Mr. Wehrum did not take seriously the mission of the EPA to protect human health and the environment, and we pray that his replacement will.  Continue reading