Pro-Life Christians Encouraged by Bipartisan Action on Land and Water Conservation

On January 12, 2017, in a rare display of bipartisan cooperation, Congressman Patrick Meehan (R, PA-7) and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D, AZ-3) introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the nation's most popular and successful land conservation program. Our congratulations to both Congressmen!  Continue reading

On The Designation of Bear Ears & Golden Butte National Monuments

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:  God shed His grace on America, giving us a beautiful country from sea to shining sea. Our lands are our great American heritage. We must protect their beauty and this legacy for our kids and grandkids by supporting policies and actions that preserve God’s creation and the right for all Americans to use and enjoy these places.  Continue reading

Evangelical Open Letter to President Elect Trump, Reconsider Pruitt for EPA

Today, over 70 pro-life Catholic and Evangelical leaders and 450 pro-life Christians from across the country have penned an open letter to President-elect Trump asking him to reconsider and withdraw the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to name someone with a more even handed record of protecting human life from pollution.  The letter and its contents are below (to add your name click here). Continue reading

EPA Takes Important Step on Methane Pollution

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an important step in the right direction on protecting our children from pollution that threatens their health. Continue reading

Presidents Reagan and Obama Make Possible an International Agreement to Eliminate Potent Man-Made Greenhouse Gases

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:    On Friday over 170 nations reached a legally-binding agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, to reduce and eliminate one of the most destabilizing climate pollutants in existence, hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, used primarily as refrigerants.  Implementation could reduce our climate problem by over 20 percent.   Continue reading

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Clean Energy

by Rev. Dr. Daniel F. Flores and Rev. Mitch Hescox  There’s an old saying, “Everything’s Big in Texas.” That’s literally true when it comes to energy production, consumption, and pollution. Texas is the number one energy producing state in the country and generates almost twice as much electricity as its nearest competitor.  Texas is the biggest consumer of energy and the biggest user of coal. All of this makes Texas the biggest polluter, imperiling our children. The good news is that a new survey by the Texas Clean Energy Coalition finds that 85% of all Texans and 78% of Republicans favor clean energy to generate electricity. And in another show of support, almost 50,000 Texas pro-life Christians have signed the Pro Life Clean Energy Campaign’s petition calling for 100% clean energy by 2030. Continue reading

House Republicans Step Up on Addressing Climate Risk

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   In our current political climate three House Republicans this week have offered courageous leadership of a kind not seen recently.  First, they have offered something rare, bipartisanship.  But second, this bipartisan leadership is focused on something rarer still in the halls of the House – addressing climate change. Continue reading

Evangelicals Applaud Efforts to Rapidly Reduce and Eliminate Potent Man-Made Greenhouse Gases

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   Today the United States and over 100 nations have called for efforts to reduce and eliminate the most destabilizing climate pollutants in existence.  If successful, such efforts could reduce our climate problem by up to 25 percent.   Continue reading

Evangelicals Praise President Obama for Strengthening Our National Security By Addressing the Climate Threat

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   Today President Obama continued his significant leadership on climate change with the release of a Presidential Memorandum (PM) on Climate Change and National Security, that requires climate change to be “considered in the development of national security-related doctrine, policies, and plans.” Continue reading

What a Blood Red River in Russia Tells Us About Creation Care

by Alexei Laushkin Last week this blood red river in Russia caught my attention. Early one morning residents of Norilsk woke up to find their river severely polluted. While it conjures up images of Exodus this is in fact pollution from a nearby factory.  Continue reading