EPA to Roll Back Methane Standards

"Limiting wasteful methane leaks is good stewardship, and protecting our kids from their harmful health impacts is pro-life. With its announcement today, the Trump Administration has again made clear that it is neither interested in practicing good stewardship nor protecting our kids. This rollback is bad for the unborn and pregnant women, bad for young families, and bad for God's creation." The Rev. Mitch Hescox President and CEO Evangelical Environmental Network Continue reading

Helping Our Neighbors During Heatwaves

By Terri C.Hanover, PA It’s summer and it’s hot. When you move from air conditioned offices to cars to homes, it’s easy to forget that fact. Two hundred million people are being affected by the heat in the U.S. alone right now and heat related deaths top all other weather related fatalities. Continue reading

Trump Administration Eviscerates Endangered Species Act, Defying Biblical Stewardship

Today, President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt finalized their immoral revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The new regulations will make it harder to protect threatened species, which will lead to more endangered species and even extinction. This is the opposite of the biblical call to stewardship. The plan also undermines the ESA by allowing for economic considerations to determine whether protections will be provided. We reject these changes, and we will continue to oppose any efforts that weaken the Act and threaten God’s creatures.  Continue reading

Evangelicals Applaud Bill to Increase Funding for National Park Roadways

Today, leaders in Senate introduced a bill that will help national parks through a 21 percent increase in funding! We are so thankful for Chairman Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member Carper (D-DE), and the entire Environment and Public Works Committee for addressing the backlog of transportation projects in our country.  Continue reading

EEN Welcomes New Climate Solutions

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. That is why we welcome new solutions from our elected officials that seek to reduce harmful emissions and promote sustainable prosperity. Today, Senators Coons (D-DE) and Feinstein (D-CA) have introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 which will place a price on carbon and help reduce emissions. Continue reading

Congressman Rooney Defends Our Nation From the Climate Threat

Today Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) introduces the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act. We are grateful for Congressman Rooney’s strong leadership on climate change, one of the greatest threats to our nation. This bill will provide a strong foundation upon which to build our country’s response to the climate threat. It does a solid job of reducing climate pollution via a carbon tax, exceeding the US goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, we now know that even more will be required to keep warming from causing too much destruction; nevertheless, this bill provides a good start. Continue reading

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