Evangelical Christians Garner Support for EPA Regulations

The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), along with Environmental Entrepreneurs, are dispelling the myth that Evangelicals are skeptical about climate change. 

According to a recent article, the two groups have drafted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supporting a directive to cut power plant emissions.

While power plants heat our homes and power our lights, they account for 40% of our nation’s carbon pollution. Because of this, the EPA put forth an injunction to curb 30% of power plant emissions by 2030.  

EEN believes climate action to be ‘the greatest moral responsibility of our time’ and they see climate solutions as going hand in hand with a healthy economy.

Instead of viewing the EPA regulations as a hurdle, these unlikely partners have harnessed an awesome opportunity to protect the moral and economic prosperity of our nation. 

Business, Evangelical Groups Join Forces To Support EPA Clean Power Plan

By Ellyn Fortino for Progress Illinois 

Groups representing businesses and evangelicals teamed up Monday to announce their strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to curb carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants.

Public comments on the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which was proposed in June and looks to slash carbon emissions to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, are due Monday.

Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, a national, nonpartisan business group advocating for "sound environmental policies that grow the economy," and the Evangelical Environmental Network, which describes itself on its website as a "ministry dedicated to the care of God's creation," each delivered comments to the EPA on Monday in favor of the Clean Power Plan.

"Our two groups represent very different sectors of America," E2's Executive Director Bob Keefe said on a conference call with reporters. "It shows, I think, the really broad support for the Clean Power Plan.”

"Acting on climate change, cutting carbon, this isn't something that knows politics or religion or business or occupation," Keefe added. "It's something that's good for America. It's good for our economy. It's good for our environment.”

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