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Members Work Across the Aisle on Energy Efficiency

The Evangelical Environmental Network is pleased to support the recently bipartisan introduced Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC).  The legislation sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) with cosponsors including Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Al Franken (D-MN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS). Continue reading

Prominent Republican Statesmen Move Toward Carbon Tax

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:  Climate change is both the greatest challenge of our time and the greatest opportunity to create sustainable prosperity that helps lift billions out of poverty.  That’s why for over a decade the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) has advocated for market base solutions such as a carbon tax that would both reduce carbon pollution and spur our economy.   Continue reading

Christians Defend Threats to Public Lands

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   Our public lands are national treasures to be stewarded and preserved for us and our children. Being good stewards is part of how we honor God, the maker of all. Last week Congressman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) heard from us, as over 1100 pro-life signed a petition and over 130 phone calls were placed to his office. These efforts and the anger of outdoors folks forced Mr. Chaffetz to withdraw HB 621, a bill designed to sell-off millions of acres of public lands. Continue reading

EEN Is Hiring a New Communications Director!

EEN is looking for a committed, faith-driven Communications Director to oversee communication efforts, provide leadership for education initiatives, engage on policy efforts, and assume development duties under the direction of the President/C.E.O. Continue reading

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