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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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Feb 28, 2019

Young Evangelicals Decry Wheeler Confirmation

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Today, the U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to permanently head the agency. Wheeler had been serving as Acting Administrator since former head Scott Pruitt resigned in July 2018.

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Feb 13, 2019

Lessons from a Fellowship

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This reflection was written by Christine Seibert, a Climate Leadership Fellow '17-'18, and a current member of our Steering Committee.

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Jan 10, 2019

Young Evangelicals Oppose Wheeler Nomination

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Yesterday, President Trump nominated Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as Acting Administrator since former head Scott Pruitt resigned in July 2018.

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Jan 07, 2019

2018 in Review

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Happy New Year! As you look ahead at a brand new year of faithful climate action, we invite you to take a look back at some of what we accomplished together in 2018.

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Nov 28, 2018

Y.E.C.A. Welcomes New Climate Solution Proposal

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For the first time in a decade, a bipartisan climate bill will be introduced in the U.S. Congress. Sponsored by two Republicans and three Democrats, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would put a price on carbon dioxide of $15/ton in its first year and would raise the price $10/ton every year until emissions targets are met. The revenue raised from this fee would then be returned back to the American people in the form of a dividend—or rebate—check.

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