A Republican-led Climate Plan Gets High Marks from the Public, Achieves Double What Was Pledged in the Paris Accord

Last year the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), a centrist-to-conservative group boasting such Republican heavy-weights as former Secretary’s of State James Baker and George Shultz, put forward an ambitious plan to reduce carbon pollution utilizing a market-based approach. Their “carbon dividend” — a carbon tax whose revenue is returned in its entirety to the citizenry via a monthly rebate or dividend — would far exceed our emissions reduction target we pledged to achieve in the Paris climate accord. Continue reading

John McCain: Climate Warrior

John McCain: Climate Warrior  By The Rev. Jim Ball, Ph.D. This Friday my wife Kara and I plan on paying our last respects in the Capitol Rotunda to a great American hero and statesman, Sen. John McCain. We’ll be just two among many of our fellow citizens filing past. There are many reasons to honor him, but for me one is first among equals, and over time will grow in stature. Continue reading

The Trump Administration Releases Worst Climate Policy Ever

The Trump Administration Releases Worst Climate Policy Ever Even As Some House Republicans Start to Take the Lead A Statement by the Rev. Mitch Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network Continue reading

National Parks: The Backlog and How You Can Help

Are you a big fan of our national parks and public lands? We sure are! Experiencing the beauty and grandeur of nature is a profound spiritual experience for many. For evangelical Christians like us, it reminds us of our Creator. As the Bible says: “How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all”; and “In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him”; and “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof.” (Psalms 104:24, 95:4 and 24:1). Continue reading

Bipartisan Effort to Improve National Parks

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) recently introduced the “Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act”, a bipartisan effort to address the deferred maintenance backlog in our parks by establishing the National Park Service and Public Lands Restoration Fund. We applaud this bipartisan effort to address the critical maintenance needs of our beloved national parks. Continue reading

Congressman Curbelo Offers Courageous Moral Leadership on Climate Action

A conservative is someone who recognizes reality for what it is and faces up to it. A patriot is someone who puts his or her country’s interests above their own when called upon.   Continue reading

Our Reaction to Scott Pruitt's Resignation

Yesterday, President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned because of numerous scandals.  Sadly, we in the evangelical church are all too familiar with disgraces. Over the years, many Christians have lost their way and fallen, even some of our most visible leaders. Continue reading

Support the Restore Our Parks Act

A Statement By the Rev. Mitch Hescox President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network Continue reading

16,000 Pro-Life Christians Oppose Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Over 16,000 pro-life Christians from across the country have recently signed a petition asking that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be protected from drilling. The reason they are speaking out is because they are “called by God to be a steward of America’s majesty.” And the Arctic Refuge is one of the most majestic places in our nation. Continue reading

Almost 15,000 Pennsylvania Pro-Life Christian Support Governor Wolf’s plan to reduce Methane Leaks

Governor Wolf released a statement today finalizing new permits and standards that will implement no-nonsense measures to reduce methane and toxic air pollutants emissions from natural gas infrastructure, requiring regular leak detection and repair forunconventional gas operations, among other things. Continue reading