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Statement Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty 

As leaders from diverse families of U.S. Christianity, we are called by the Spirit to work together with new urgency against the resurgence of racism and the persistence of poverty in America.

Lawmakers Ask Trump to Recognize Climate Change as National Security Threat 

Lead by Representatives James Langevin and Elise Stefanik, a bipartisan group of 106 lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump on January 11th.

Inside the Greenhouse 

January, 2018

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter that provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.

Trump Imposes Tariffs on Imported Solar Panels  

On January 22nd President Trump imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels. The decision came after SolarWorld America and Suniva, two US based solar manufacturers, filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission. The complaint was filed under section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act and alleged that Suniva and SolarWorld America had experienced “injury” due to cheap solar panel imports to the United States.

Update An Earth Restored is a Promise Honored 

December was a disappointing month for public lands. Congressional and executive actions over the past few weeks have opened up millions of acres of once-protected land in Utah and Alaska to oil and gas drilling, putting the environment at risk while breaching the trust and endangering the security of thousands of Native Americans.

Update Climate Hope in 2017 

At FCNL, we seek an earth restored. Our policy statement reads “we must make choices that protect, sustain and regenerate the earth’s ecosystems.” We must also make decisions that bring justice to vulnerable and marginalized communities, which often experience the effects of climate change first and worst.

Update Climate change is more than a security threat – it’s a reality for America’s prisoners 

On December 12 President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. In it is a statement that reads: “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States.”

Update Religious Organizations Call for Passage of the RECLAIM Act 

On Dec. 8th, 40 religious communities sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing support for a bipartisan bill that could jump start economies in coal communities: the RECLAIM Act of 2017.

Letter 43 Organizations Write to Climate Solutions Caucus 

On December 4th, 43 environmental, conservation, and religious organizations -- who are all members of the U.S. Climate Action Network -- sent a letter to members of the Climate Solutions Caucus. The letter also urges them to vote in support of: no rollbacks of environmental and social justice protections; renewable energy incentives; climate science and research; and no oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Inside the Greenhouse 

November, 2017

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter that provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.

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