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Rev Mitch Hescox: “It’s time for the EPA to live up to its stated mission: To protect human health and the environment.”

Testimony of the Rev. Mitch Hescox of the Evangelical Environmental Network regarding the ozone national ambient air quality standard, presented to the Environmental Protection Agency.  By Rev Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network Good Afternoon. I am The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), father, grandfather of seven (7), a resident […]

Evangelicals support the the Senate Report on the Climate Crisis

It’s past time for bold action on climate change. We are thankful for the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis report, released today, titled “The Case for Climate Action.” Addressing the climate crisis is crucial to safeguarding our families’ health and our children’s future. Without bold action, more communities across the United States will continue to […]

Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act proves that bipartisanship can still work in Congress

Last month, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) with strong bipartisan support (310 to 107 in the House and 73 to 25 in the Senate). I am grateful to the Evangelical Environmental Network for helping to build this bipartisanship. By James R. Skillen, Ph.D. Evangelical Environmental Network The GAOA has two main components: […]

How can GOP call itself Pro-Life while the EPA trashes childrens’ health?

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler has disregarded children’s health and the very mission of the EPA yet again by eliminating methane pollution safeguards from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, Mr. Wheeler has put the interests of corporate oil and gas polluters ahead of […]

Even before the bribery scandal, pro-life Christians opposed Ohio’s anti-environment nuclear bailout

In mid-July, news broke that Ohio General Assembly Speaker Larry Householder had been arrested for alleged bribery related to his efforts to pass a controversial energy bill in 2019. The bill, HB 6, forced Ohio taxpayers to pay surcharges in order to rescue two failing nuclear power plants. It also carved out benefits for the […]

More than 50,000 pro-life Christians call on Ohio to go 100% renewable energy

Over the past several months, 53,000 pro-life Ohioans have signed a petition calling on Governor Mike DeWine and the members of the Ohio Legislature to transition Ohio to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030. Members of Ohio’s faith community shared information about the importance of clean, renewable energy and what Ohio should do to embrace […]

Pro-life Christians call for clean energy, healthy jobs in next coronavirus stimulus package

The Evangelical Environmental Network is pleased to announce the results of our latest petition campaign (text below) where nearly 65,000 pro-life Christians called on their Members of Congress to include clean energy, healthy jobs, and support for farmers in the next stimulus package. These 65,000 join with 2 million other pro-life Christians who have called […]

Evangelicals celebrate as Congress passes the Great American Outdoors Act

Access to God’s beautiful creation and America’s great outdoors has been an incredible source of solace and healing as our nation confronts the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuit for true and lasting racial justice. The historic passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in the House of Representatives represents a critical step toward ensuring safe […]

Pro-life Christians ask why Pennsylvania is throwing money at dirty energy

Why in the world would Pennsylvania wish to give away money to the natural gas and petrochemical industry? Sadly, that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 as the House concurred with the Senate-amended HB 732 that gives away $26,666,668 per year in tax breaks for new petrochemical plants in Pennsylvania that use locally […]

An open letter to the PA legislature: Evangelicals urge you to defend children’s health, not coal co. profits

Dear Representatives, According to the House Calendar, HB 2025 will be brought before the entire House tomorrow. As you consider the bill’s merits, please consider the old axiom: “penny wise dollar foolish.” There is much discussion and fear about rumors of RGGI closing coal fired electric generating in Pennsylvania. The reality is that coal plants will […]

Evangelicals commend Congressional Democrats new Climate Report

The Evangelical Environmental Network commends the release of the report entitled Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America by the Democratic majority of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. We thank Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) for their leadership on the […]