Category Archives: Environment

Speak Up for Climate Action and Regulating Methane—September 29, Pittsburgh

Every year America’s oil and gas industry leaks 7.3 million metric tons of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 86 times worse for our climate than carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere. Last week, the EPA released the first-ever rules to regulate … Continue reading

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A Time to Build Up: The Campaign to Triple the Capacity of PAIPL—September 9, Harrisburg

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): BUILD UP capacity for education, outreach, and action BUILD UP a predictable, stable financial base BUILD UP grassroots mobilizing and advocacy September 9, 2015, 1:00–3:00 p.m. United Church Center Board Room, 900 S. … Continue reading

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Clergy & Vowed Religious of Pennsylvania Call for National Methane Standards—Sign On Now

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): Our nation has a big opportunity to create national standards on one of the most potent greenhouse gasses contributing to climate change and harming human health: methane. When it comes to its contribution to climate … Continue reading

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Show Your Support: Obama Sets First-Ever Limits on Carbon Pollution

From Appalachian Voices (http://www.appvoices.org/): The Obama administration and EPA have released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national rule limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants to safeguard public health and help address climate disruption. Essential … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons Methane Matters

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): This week, the Obama Administration and the EPA announced first-ever regulations to control methane emissions from oil and gas sites around the nation. You and thousands of other IPL supporters urged the EPA to … Continue reading

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Global Warming Deepening Drought — And Without Climate Action, It’ll Get Worse

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/20/global-warming-deepening-drought-and-without-climate-action-itll-get-worse Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Common Dreams Within a few decades, continually increasing temperatures and resulting moisture losses will push California into even more persistent dryness By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Columbia researchers say rising … Continue reading

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Merchants of Doubt Package Available for Faith Communities

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): I wanted you to be among the first to know that we just received a limited number of DVDs and screening licenses for faith communities for Merchants of Doubt from Participant Productions! Interfaith Power … Continue reading

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Questions That Should Be Asked of Opponents of Climate Change Policies, Including Politicians, To Help Expose the Ethical, Moral, and Justice Problems with Their Positions

Posted on August 18, 2015 at http://ethicsandclimate.org/2015/08/18/questions-that-should-be-asked-of-opponents-of-climate-change-policies-including-politicians-to-help-expose-the-ethical-moral-and-justice-problems-with-their-positions/ Given that climate change is a profound global justice, ethical, and moral problem, the paper identifies questions that should be asked of opponents of needed climate change policies. The paper begins with a brief … Continue reading

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Faith Leaders: Sign on to Letter to Governor Wolf about Fracking and Climate Change

See the letter below. Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WZxthwNfx_8HZp-rg9BIu441YWj3ADyp2yVFf4dOlrA/viewform to sign. Dear Governor Wolf, We, the undersigned faith leaders from across the Commonwealth, are writing to you in anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit to Pennsylvania later this week. Pope Francis began a … Continue reading

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Pope Declares September 1 ‘World Day of Prayer’ for Environment

Posted at http://www.religionnews.com/2015/08/10/pope-declares-sept-1-world-day-prayer-environment/ Rosie Scammell | August 10 VATICAN (RNS) The Vatican on Monday (Aug. 10) announced a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the latest move by Pope Francis to push environmental issues up the global agenda. The … Continue reading

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