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Statement on Pennsylvania Joining the United States Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the state will join the United States Climate Alliance, becoming the 24th state committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Accord. His administration also released an updated version of Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan in conjunction with the announcement. Continue reading

Statement on Sen. Alexander’s New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has had a remarkable career — but it’s not over yet! It just might be that his crowning achievement awaits before his final term ends in 2020. I’m talking about his New Manhattan Project For Clean Energy, an updated version of a plan he first introduced over a decade ago. Many times successful legislation is something a seasoned legislator has had in his or her back pocket, waiting for the right moment. The buzz generated around the concept of a Green New Deal could help create the political conditions to make the New Manhattan Project For Clean Energy a reality. Continue reading

Bipartisan Bill to Modernize PA Renewable Energy Standards

We are grateful for the leadership of Senators Art Haywood (D-4), Thomas H. Killion (R-9), and Steven J. Santarsiero (D-10) in announcing plans for Modernizing Pennsylvania's Renewable Energy Standards. Their proposed legislation calls for: Continue reading

EPA Public Hearing Testimony from Galen Carey

Galen Carey Vice President of Government Relations National Association of Evangelicals March 18, 2019 Continue reading

EPA Public Hearing Testimony from Mitch Hescox

The Testimony of The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox March 18, 2019 Proposed Revised Supplemental Finding for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and Results of the Residual Risk and Technology Review Continue reading

Thank You, Senator Manchin

We are thankful that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will oppose the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Mr. Wheeler currently serves as the Acting Administrator. Continue reading

Thank You, Senator Collins

We are thankful for the announcement today that Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will oppose the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Wheeler currently serves as the Acting Administrator. Continue reading

Bipartisan Effort to Restore National Parks

This has been a great week in Congress for our national parks and public lands. Senate recently passed the largest public lands bill in a decade and today both chambers of Congress reintroduced bipartisan legislation to address the critical maintenance needs of our beloved national parks. We applaud the leaders in Congress who are dedicated to protecting these special places. Continue reading

Climate Leadership from Rep. Rooney and Rep. Deutch

We are grateful for the renewed interest in Congress for action on climate change — and none too soon, because the threat has become our reality, and the danger is outpacing our current efforts to overcome it. That’s why we are pleased with the re-introduction of “The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA)” by Representatives Tom Rooney, (R-FL 7) and Ted Deutch (D-FL 22). Continue reading

Grateful for Senator Collins’ Leadership on Mercury Pollution

A Statement byThe Rev. Mitch Hescox,President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network As a pro-life organization we are thankful for the leadership Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is providing on mercury pollution. Her bill to establish a monitoring system, the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act, recently reintroduced, is an important part of protecting our children from mercury pollution. Continue reading