The Power of Prayer, China and United States Take Action on Climate

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox on United States/China Ratification of the Paris Climate Accord:  It’s extremely difficult for nations to align and agree to solve a common problem, the same is unfortunately so true for the Christian Church worldwide. Yet this week two powerful history-making events happened.  Thanks to the long-time ministry of Patriarch Bartholomew and last year’s announcement by Pope Francis supported by the efforts of evangelicals and other protestant Christian leaders, the Christian world came together to pray for our role as creation stewards.  September 1 was set aside for the World’s Day of Prayer For God’s Creation. Continue reading

Evangelicals Support Our Public Lands

By The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox The parks do not belong to one state or to one section.... The Yosemite, the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon are national properties in which every citizen has a vested interest; they belong as much to the man [SIC] of Massachusetts, of Michigan, of Florida, as they do to the people of California, of Wyoming, and of Arizona.  -- Stephen T. Mather, founding Director, National Park Service Continue reading

Celebrating 100 Years of our National Parks

This Thursday, August 25, 2016, our nation will celebrate the Centennial of our National Parks Service. Continue reading

Evangelicals Give EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Award For Protecting Children & Vulnerable Populations

Today the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) is proud to present The Lion’s Den award to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The award is given to those who show courageous leadership in protecting vulnerable groups from pollution and its consequences. Continue reading

Evangelicals Praise New and Existing Landfill Methane Standards

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:  We are pleased to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) newly released standards to reduce methane leakage from both new and existing landfills. The two new rules as implemented will reduce more than 334,000 tons of methane released per year beginning in 2025, the equivalent of 8.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.  Continue reading

Evangelicals Thank Sen. Kirk for Good Stewardship of Great Lakes

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:  We thank Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) for his continued leadership in defending the Great Lakes from pollution that impacts human health, including the purity of drinking water for 30 million Americans. Continue reading

Healing Through God’s Creation

By Rev. Mitch Hescox In the New Testament of the Bible, we find these words: “the whole creation has been groaning.” All creation groans over the evil tragedies that keep occurring around the world. For Americans, the evil became real again in Orlando this past week. First, singer, Christina Grimmie, then over 100 shooting deaths and injuries and if those horrific events weren’t enough, the loss of a two-year old from a part of the same groaning creation seems to put a massive exclamation point on Orlando. Continue reading

Evangelicals Applaud the EPA for Regulating Methane

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released standards for methane pollution from new sources in the oil and gas industry. EPA also released a draft regulation requiring detailed reporting of emissions from existing sources. We at the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) applaud this positive leadership from the EPA on reducing methane pollution from new sources and the reporting requirements for existing sources.  Nearly 92,000 individual pro-life Christians primarily from Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, have called for the reduction of methane pollution from both new and existing sources. Continue reading

Republican Senators Doing God’s Work by Providing Leadership on Climate Change

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: On behalf of the 900,000 supporters of EEN’s work, our staff, and our Board, I want to thank Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and his colleagues, Senators Kirk (R-IL), Ayotte (R-NH), Portman (R-OH), and Collins (R-ME), for the introduction on the Senate floor of a statement affirming that climate change is real and that “human activity contributes to climate change.” Continue reading

The Evangelical Environmental Network Applauds Passage of the Energy Bill

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox: “This morning the Senate passed overwhelmingly the Energy Policy Modernization Bill, S. 2012, by a vote of 85 to 12.  Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Cantwell (D-WA) are to be commended for their excellent bipartisan leadership on this resounding vote.” Continue reading