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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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Nov 26, 2018

Climate Action Is Up to Us Now

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Last week, the U.S. government released its most detailed report to date about the impacts that climate change is already visiting on American territory, citizens, and infrastructure. Originally commissioned by President Ronald Reagan and codified into law by Congress in 1990, the National Climate Assessment contains input from no fewer than 13 federal agencies. The 4th National Climate Assessment released last week is the product of the work of 300 scientists who conducted 40 regional workshops in 10 regions across the country with over 1,000 people.

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Oct 09, 2018

World Has Moral Obligation to Slow Climate Change

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On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a long-awaited report detailing the effects of a 1.5-degree C global temperature rise. The report was commissioned by the parties to the Paris Agreement. The body has typically used 2-degree C warming as its baseline, and this marks the first time it has explored the lower temperature threshold laid out in the Agreement. The report finds that contrary to prior assumptions, a 1.5-degree C warmer world still presents dire consequences, particularly for ecosystems and people living near coasts, on islands, and in poverty. However, the report also finds that a 1.5-degree C warmer world is significantly less dangerous than a 2-degree C warmer world, and must be pursued vigorously.

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Sep 11, 2018

Young Evangelicals Oppose Weakening Methane Standards

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 | WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plan to rollback important methane standards put in place to curb emissions during the natural gas extraction process. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is tens of times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

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Sep 05, 2018

On Harvey Anniversary, Evangelicals Across the U.S. Pray for Climate Action

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Hundreds of evangelical Christians in dozens of locations around the country joined in prayer over the Labor Day weekend to call attention to the ongoing work of Harvey recovery in Houston, to lift up victims of extreme weather around the world, and to call upon our leaders—both local and national—to put forward real solutions to the climate crisis.

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Aug 21, 2018

Our Response to Clean Power Plan Rollback

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Today the Administration made public a new rule to replace the Clean Power Plan. The Obama-era rule was the first significant attempt made by the federal government to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants—the country’s single largest source of carbon pollution. The new proposed rule, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, would make minor improvements at individual plants and would allow states to ease pollution rules for older plants.

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