Environment & Energy

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

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Ask Your Representative to Act on Climate Change

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The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties. FCNL believes that our moral obligation to address climate change and protect vulnerable communities transcends partisanship. By changing the dialogue in Congress on climate change, we are paving the way for meaningful legislative solutions to gain bipartisan support and become law.

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  1. Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Passage of the Climate Bill, Urges More Action 

    Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised today’s House passage of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R.9). Passed 231-190, the legislation prevents any funding for removing the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. It also requires the administration to develop plans to meet its emissions reductions goals under the agreement. The bill passed with unanimous Democratic support and included Republican votes.

  2. Background Interfaith Resource on Climate Reports 

    In 2018, two major climate change reports were released that have shifted both our understanding of the catastrophic current and future impacts of climate change as well as the timeline we must operate under to avoid the worst effects. These were the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees C Special Report, and the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) Volume II.

  3. Background Inside the Greenhouse 

    May 2019

    Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

  4. Letter Faith and Environmental Advocates Oppose Weakened Mercury Rules 

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving to weaken regulations on coal-fired power plants, which are the most significant mercury polluters.

More on Environment & Energy

Update Investing in a Better Future 

It’s appropriations season on Capitol Hill. That means that Congress is deciding where and how to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars in the next fiscal year (which starts on Oct. 1). This is important work, since most laws—good and bad—can only be implemented if they are funded.

Event Let’s Talk Climate Solutions with Rep. Costello  

May 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EDT | Conference Call

Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) has been key to the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s work to foster bipartisan climate change action in Congress. Now you have a special opportunity to hear from him directly.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

May 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Passage of the Climate Bill, Urges More Action 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised today’s House passage of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R.9). Passed 231-190, the legislation prevents any funding for removing the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. It also requires the administration to develop plans to meet its emissions reductions goals under the agreement. The bill passed with unanimous Democratic support and included Republican votes.

Letter FCNL Joins 30 National Religious Organizations Calling on Congress to Support H.R. 9.  

H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, would prevent the Trump administration from using any funds to withdraw from the vital Paris Climate Agreement. It would also require the administration to develop plans to meet our emissions reductions goals in the agreement.

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