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

Trump Administration Finalizes Worst Climate Policy Ever

A Statement by the Rev. Mitch HescoxPresident/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network Today the Trump Administration finalized their “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” (ACE) as a replacement to the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Climate change is the greatest moral challenge of our time and this effort to dismantle the CPP is a major step backwards. The CPP aimed to reduce climate pollution by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, and ACE would only reduce pollution by, at most, 1.5 percent. By the EPA’s own estimates, ACE would lead to as many as 1,400 premature deaths per year. This is unacceptable and immoral. Continue reading

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