1. Statement
  2. Environment & Energy

FCNL Submits Comments on Clean Power Plan Repeal

By Emily Wirzba, March 7, 2018


The Clean Power plan was first proposed in June 2014 and represented the most ambitious step at the federal level to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

On October 10th, 2017 EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his intent to repeal the Clean Power Plan. FCNL denounced the decision to repeal the plan, and has submitted formal comments to the EPA during their public comment period.

At FCNL, we seek an earth restored. As people of faith, we are called to care for God’s creation. The Clean Power Plan was the strongest action taken by a US president to address human caused climate disruption. If left unaddressed, climate disruption has the potential to cause irreparable harm to the earth. We have a moral imperative to prevent as much of this harm as possible. We have asked Administrator Pruitt to reconsider his decision to repeal the CPP, and to work towards an earth restored.

FCNL Comments on the Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Emily Wirzba

  • Legislative Representative, Sustainable Energy and Environment

Emily Wirzba leads FCNL’s lobbying work to achieve bipartisan recognition of climate change and action in Congress. Emily meets with members of Congress and their staff to promote FCNL's environmental priorities. She also works closely with FCNL's network across the country to organize constituents to lobby, write, and advocate for bipartisan environmental action in Congress. She currently serves as co-chair of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community's Energy and Ecology Working Group.