From Joan Brown, Executive Director Interfaith Power & Light:
"Could you consider signing this IPL letter regarding proposed EPA nominee? It is important to get faith leaders and voices of faith weigh in. Please pass along to others, this is so important for the future of clean, water, land and air.
"As you probably heard, Trump nominated Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to lead EPA. He now needs to be confirmed by the Senate"
Climate Change is Not a Hoax
2016 is going be the hottest year on record right after 2015. Our climate is changing at an alarming rate and we have a moral responsibility to act as people of faith and as global citizens.
The world agreed to cut emissions to limit warming and protect Creation. Americans overwhelmingly support clean renewable energy like solar and wind, which not only cut pollution but create 8 times the jobs of fossil fuel industries.
As people of faith and good will, we will act to green our homes, our businesses, our churches, our temples, our cities and our nation. We know the climate can't wait.
But we need our government of the people to act as well. Appointing climate-deniers far outside the mainstream of scientific consensus to run the EPA will not get us there. Rolling back common sense clean air standards that are saving lives and creating jobs will backfire.
Our task now is to rapidly build on the momentum of the last few years, the international agreement in Paris and the Clean Power Plan at home, and continue to reduce climate pollution at an increasing rate.
Denying climate change is not an option. Lagging behind the world on one of the world's great challenges will only cede our status as global leader. We urge you, our elected leaders to act responsibly on behalf of our world and our children's future: commit to a clean energy future today. Protecting our health, preserving Creation, and revitalizing our communities all depend on climate action.
We call for a united political commitment to combat climate change as a moral responsibility for future generations.
We remain united with our neighbors at home and abroad to continue to build the clean energy economy and address global warming and it’s connected impacts on poverty, immigration, clean water and environmental justice.