Senators Put Party Ahead of Children's Health

We are deeply disappointed by the results of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) vote today on the Administration’s plan to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the so-called “Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.” Continue reading

EEN Applauds Gov. Wolf’s Plan to Join RGGI

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that PA will be joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This is great news for children’s health! RGGI helps to combat the market failure that has led to the cost of fossil fuels being hid in the bodies of our children. Continue reading

Congressman Fitzpatrick Offers Courageous Moral Leadership on Climate Action

A conservative is someone who recognizes reality for what it is and faces up to it. A patriot is someone who puts his or her country’s interests above their own when called upon.  Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08), along with Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), and Scott Peters (D-CA-52) have recognized the problem of climate change and have proposed an effective solution: a well-structured carbon tax that meets our pollution reduction commitments under the Paris Climate Accord. With his leadership as the lead sponsor, Congressman Fitzpatrick has showed that he is a true conservative and patriot. We are honored to support his leadership. We are also grateful to Congressmen Rooney, Carbajal, and Peters for joining with Mr. Fitzpatrick. Continue reading

Senator Gardner is Putting Corporate Polluters Ahead of Coloradans’ Health

By Refusing to Condemn the Trump Administration’s Attack on States’ Authority to Curb Vehicle Pollution, Senator Gardner is Putting Corporate Polluters Ahead of Coloradans’ Health Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) responds to President Trump’s unprecedented and dangerous revocation of states’ authority to address tailpipe pollution from vehicles Continue reading

Evangelicals Support 100% Clean Energy

Pollution harms the unborn, causing damage that lasts a lifetime. Dirty air and water has serious consequences for the health of our children and other vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. This is why pro-life Christians must lead the charge on clean energy, and why the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) supports a 100% clean energy economy that avoids dangerous interference with the climate system. Continue reading

Evangelicals Support Rep. Cartwright’s Coal Cleanup Bill

For far too long coal companies have not cleaned up their own messes, leaving the rest of us to suffer the consequences and pay the bill. That’s why we applaud the leadership of Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8th). We are glad to see that his bill, H.R. 4435, the Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act of 2019, was recently introduced, and will be considered by the Committee on Natural Resources tomorrow (9-24-19). We encourage the Committee to move the bill quickly through to the House floor, where we hope it will be passed with strong bipartisan support. Continue reading

Mitch's Remarks to PA Leaders

Matthew 25:40 (NIV) 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Continue reading

It Is Time for PA to Lead on Methane Standards

Recently, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf re-committed to reducing emissions from the natural gas industry in the wake of “irresponsible rollback of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” from the Trump Administration. We applaud these efforts, and encourage Gov. Wolf to ensure that these plans move forward before the end of the year.  Continue reading

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