Category: Marcellus Shale

November 4, 2020

Bishop Eaton Shares Post Election Message

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton speaks to the church about the election in a video message. The following is the video transcript: Today, the uncertainty of this election is causing anxiety and stress for many, not only in our church, but also across our nation and around the world.  Even...

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August 25, 2020

Save the Date for Lutheran Day 2021 – October 28

As we continue to move through the pandemic, we look forward and invite you to mark your calendar for next year’s Lutheran Day at the Capitol as we plan to gather in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 28, 2021. We have moved this annual event from the spring into the fall in prayerful anticipation that we...

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July 28, 2020

Exercise Your Civic Duty and Prepare to Vote

“Christians are called to be stewards of our common life through serving as faithful and active citizens. We live out our mutual responsibility for one another by guaranteeing our neighbor’s right to vote and participate freely and fully in society.” — The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA For many of us, voting,...

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July 17, 2020

PA Council of Churches seeks Executive Director

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches continues its search for an executive director, with a deadline of August 31 for applications. They hope to find “a faithful and resourceful Christian disciple to lead the PCC in addressing the many issues and challenges facing the Christian community today and in the future.” The new director must have...

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June 23, 2020

ELCA Advocacy Introduces “Virtual Visits” Resources

During a time of physical distancing when policy makers are less able to be out in their districts, it is important that constituents take opportunities to communicate their experience and opinions about the heightened public health and economic challenges. There may be something invigorating about walking up to a pillared building in your best business...

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March 27, 2020

Gov. Wolf Signs COVID-19 Response Bills

Governor Tom Wolf signed four bills today to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania that bolster the health care system, benefit workers and schools, and reschedule the 2020 primary election for June 2. These bills were passed earlier this week by the General Assembly following their first-ever remote voting. House Bill 1232,  provides $50 million...

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March 4, 2020

Rally in Capitol March 9 for Stewardship of Creation

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,     the world, and those who live in it, for he has founded it on the seas,     and established it on the rivers.” Psalm 24: 1 On March 9, join LAMPa and creation care advocates from around the state for a press conference and rally to...

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October 9, 2018

Senate Poised to Vote on Harmful Environmental Rollbacks

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.”  — Psalm 24:1 The state Senate is expected to vote imminently on harmful environmental rollbacks.  Your help is needed TODAY to oppose legislation that would turn back the clock on environmental protection. House Bill 2154 is set to be voted...

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July 31, 2017

Senate Revenue Package Includes Bad Deal for Environment, Health Care

In the waning days of July, with the House already in recess until September, the state Senate passed a revenue package that for the first time includes a severance tax on Marcellus gas drilling, but trades for weakened regulations on the oil and gas industry and companion attacks on Medicaid. HB 542  will borrow $1.2...

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April 13, 2017

DEP Hosting Eco-Justice Listening Posts

Here’s an opportunity to speak up for those most affected by environmental degradation. The state Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a series of environmental justice listening sessions around the Commonwealth.   LAMPa is encouraging advocates to attend and share their stories or accompany and support neighbors suffering from our neglect or abuse of the environment....

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