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Sep 26, 2019

Young Evangelicals Welcome Bipartisan Carbon Tax Bill

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Today, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Market Choice Act, an ambitious plan to incentivize a free-market transition toward clean, renewable energy. The bill will significantly drive down greenhouse gas emissions, direct most of the revenue raised toward much-needed infrastructure investment, and ensure that low-income households are protected from related energy price increases.

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Sep 11, 2019

Strike With Us

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On Friday, September 20, people from all corners of the world will join together for the largest climate demonstration in human history. This will be the start of a movement that will emphasize the importance of climate action throughout 2020 and beyond. Christians must play a critical role in the movement, providing the moral leadership to call for bold action in addressing the climate crisis. We have an opportunity to act on our Biblical values and join an international network demanding climate justice for all. 

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Aug 29, 2019

Young Evangelicals Lament EPA Methane Rule Roll Back

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"I wish the announcement today that the Trump Administration will roll back crucial regulations curbing methane emissions came as a surprise. Instead, it is just the latest reminder that this administration has no interest in defending vulnerable populations, protecting God's creation, or safeguarding our generation's future. We'll spare a moment to lament this latest act of craven self-interest, and then we'll get back to work."

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Jul 09, 2019

Young Evangelicals Support Principles of Green New Deal; Call for Bipartisan Legislation to Enact Them

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The Green New Deal has captured the imagination of the country and has catapulted climate change to a top 2020 election issue. It is the first time that our lawmakers have accurately captured the scale and scope of the climate crisis and offered a strong framework to both address its felt effects and to eradicate its root causes. As Christians, we recognize the biblical principles that are embedded in the Green New Deal’s many aspirations, including justice (Micah 6:8, Amos 5:24, Isaiah 1:17), neighbor-love (Matthew 22:34-40), and meaningful protection of the earth (Genesis 2:15). These are principles that Y.E.C.A. believes must be present in any future climate policy, and they are values that Christians and all people of good will can and must affirm.

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Jul 03, 2019


Jun 19, 2019

Administration's New Climate Plan is a Sham

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Today the Trump Administration finalized their new rule set to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP was the first significant attempt made by the federal government to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants- a leading source of carbon pollution. The new rule, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE), would allow states to ease pollution rules and stop any progress being made under the CPP which was designed to reduce emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. ACE would, at most, reduce emissions by only 1.5%.

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Jun 19, 2019

Open Letter to Gov. Tim Walz: Stop Line 3

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The Honorable Tim Walz
130 State Capitol
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Dear Governor Walz,

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Apr 04, 2019

Melody Zhang Testifies on Capitol Hill

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Melody Zhang, Steering Committee Co-Chair, will appear before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis today! This hearing is entitled "Generation Climate: Young Leaders Urge Climate Action Now" and you can learn more here. Below is her testimony! 

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Mar 27, 2019

Y.E.C.A. at EPA MATS Hearing

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On March 18th Melody Zhang and Tori Goebel spoke out at the EPA public hearing in D.C. on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS). Mercury is a threat to our most vulnerable neighbors and MATS has saved more than 11,000 lives per year since its implementation. Melody and Tori both offered testimony about how our faith compels us steward creation, protect life, and to advocate for alternatives to fossil fuels. Check out their testimonies below to learn more! 

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Mar 15, 2019

Young Evangelicals Applaud Youth Climate Strike

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Today, thousands of children across the world walked out of classrooms and demonstrated in the streets for stronger action from their governments to address climate change

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