Environment & Energy

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

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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.


  1. Background The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 

    Bill Analysis of H.R. 763

    On Jan. 24, Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), Scott Peters (D-CA-52), and Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03) introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (EICDA).

  2. Background Green New Deal Resolution Introduced in Congress 

    On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Sen. Ed Markey (MA) released their resolution, “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” While a “Green New Deal” has meant many different things to different people, this is the first time the idea has been formally introduced in Congress and fleshed out.

  3. Update What’s Next for the Climate Solutions Caucus? 

    The recent midterm elections gave us new reasons to hope that Congress will pursue policies to curb the harmful effects of climate change. The election of new members with professional scientific backgrounds, and members who campaigned on a climate platform, brings important momentum to addressing the issue.

  4. Press Release Faith Leaders Decry Environmental Regulatory Rollbacks 

    The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) joined 132 faith-based organizations from 33 states in urging the Trump Administration to reverse the rollbacks of crucial environmental safeguards.

More on Environment & Energy

Letter New EPA Mercury Rule Would Put Lives at Risk 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving to stop regulating mercury emissions for coal-fired power plants. These plants are the most significant contributors to mercury pollution, which poses severe health hazards, especially in young children and fetuses.

Update President’s Budget Puts Our Health, Communities and Future at Risk 

President Donald Trump released the third budget proposal of his presidency on March 11. As anticipated, it would be a disaster for our environment.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

March 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.

Update House Announces Members of House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis 

The House of Representatives officially announced the membership of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on Monday, March 4. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) will act as its chair, with Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06) as its ranking member.

Event Environmental Advocacy Training & Stewardship Panel 

April 10, 2019 | Quaker Welcome Center and Online

Join us on April 10 the next event in our Quaker Change Maker Series featuring Emily Wirzba and Milo Keller from FCNL's Sustainable Energy and Environment team. Hear stories of Friends’ faith in action as we are called to be wise stewards of what God has provided.

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