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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 […]

Ecoright Speaks podcast, episode 6: Eco-Christian scientist and educator Dr. C. Lindsay Linsky talks about Creation Care

Welcome to episode six of the EcoRight Speaks podcast. My dream is to become your must listen: that podcast that you wake up Tuesday morning eager to hit the start button on. My other dream is to get 100 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts, so please help me make my dreams come true. You can […]

July 21st

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 […]

Vatican’s call for divestment is a breath of hope in times when faith is more needed than ever

In an unprecedented move, this week the Vatican issued its first-ever set of comprehensive environmental guidelines. The document is the fruit of a collaboration across all Vatican departments and suggests concrete ways for the Church to implement Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, including a call to all Catholic institutions to “avoid supporting companies that harm […]

June 21st

A small bipartisan step toward environmental justice passes in the Senate: Great American Outdoors Act

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic while once again confronting our greatest national sin—racism—coming together for reconciliation and healing is more important than ever. Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in the Senate does just that. By Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network For many, the best place to seek freedom, healing, and […]

New Vatican document urges fossil fuel divestment to serve planet and the common good

A new 226-page document issued by the Vatican on Thursday was applauded by climate campaigners who said the new environmental guidance from the Catholic Church and Pope Francis, including a call to divest financially from the fossil fuel industry, exemplifies the positive and far-reaching role that  faith organizations can play in the global effort to […]

June 21st

Pro-life Evangelicals want to protect children from mercury poisoning. Why doesn’t Trump?

President Donald Trump and his Administration claim to be pro-life, but their actions time and again prove otherwise. This week, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has completely disregarded his agency’s mission of protecting human health by finalizing his dangerous plan to alter the lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS). By Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network […]

Evangelical Environmental Network responds to the Senate Energy Bill

The American Energy Innovation Act is a modest but important step in transitioning us to a cleaner and more efficient economy. In a time of increasing partisanship, this bill shows that Republicans and Democrats can still find common ground to help create the common good. By Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network Such constructive bipartisanship […]