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. Background Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change 

    FCNL believes that carbon pricing is one of many essential tools that Congress should use to address climate change and shift towards a clean energy economy. While we have not endorsed any particular bill at this time, we are supportive overall of the efforts from both parties to advance carbon pricing legislation. We hope that the below resources will help our network advocate for just climate policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote equitable communities.

  2. Update Six Ways to Save the planet – and Ourselves  

    This is powerful: hundreds of thousands of people across the globe will participate in a #climatestrike this week through creative, grassroots campaigns and actions. This dramatic momentum will push the demand to reduce carbon emissions. It will raise awareness, and it will spur commitment to change–change that must happen in business and industry, in schools and local communities, and especially policy change by national governments.

  3. Background Inside the Greenhouse 

    February 2020

    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. Background Endless Wars, Endless Environmental Harm 

    The U.S. military, concerned about impacts on active and current operations, has begun actively preparing their own solutions to address the climate crisis.

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Background Senate Climate Solutions Caucus in the 116th Congress 

The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus continues to grow in 2020, demonstrating a bipartisan desire to engage on climate change!

Update The President’s Budget is Out: Here are Five Areas of Concern 

Perhaps the best thing that can be said about President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 is that Congress will likely ignore it.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

February 2020

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

Letter FCNL and 26 Faith Communities Call on EPA to Add PFAS to Toxics List 

FCNL joined 26 other faith communities in sending a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency calling for the addition of all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). PFAS are chemicals that accumulate in the human body and have harmful environmental impacts. Strengthening regulatory standards and procedures surrounding these harmful chemicals furthers FCNL’s mission of seeking an earth restored.

Update NEPA: The Most Important Law You’ve Never Heard Of  

On Jan. 9, President Trump proposed significant changes to the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These changes would allow government projects to move ahead without first reviewing environmental impacts.

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