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Trump Administration Attacks Children’s Health Once Again, Erasing Them From Consideration

The Trump Administration’s attacks on the health and welfare of children just keep coming, from the rollback of mercury protections to the now aborted policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Continue reading

Our Response to Mercury Protection Rollbacks

We simply can’t believe it. We are stunned and appalled that the Trump Administration — who proclaims to be pro-life — would take away one of the best environmental protections for the unborn that our country has ever produced. We are talking about the Administration’s attempt to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, which was finalized in December 2011. Continue reading

Republicans Join Democrats to Defend God’s Creation Through the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Restore Our Parks Act

One of the nation’s premier conservation laws, the Land Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF, has been in peril for the past three years — and yesterday its authorization lapsed, putting the program in political limbo. Continue reading

Trump Administration Defies Strong Pro-Life Support

Trump Administration Defies Strong Pro-Life Support to Reduce Methane Pollution, Guts Two Life-Saving Regulations   Continue reading

A Wonderful Display of Bipartisan Cooperation

Thanks be to God! Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT,1) and Ranking Member Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ,3) worked together in a rare but wonderful fashion to move Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, H.R. 6510 and H.R. 502 to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund out of Committee and to the entire House of Representatives for action. Continue reading

Evangelicals Oppose Weakening Methane Standards

Today, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to weaken the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards, which have been in force for almost a year. Once again, President Trump demonstrates that he is not pro-life as these standards would protect the lives of children, both born and unborn. This action proves yet again that the Administration only values fossil fuels interests and not the health of our children that President Trump promised to protect. Continue reading

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