Lutherans Speak Out for Clean Air for All God’s Children

LAMPa coordinated the faith community voice at the Environmental Protection Agency public comment sessions in Pittsburgh on July 31 on new regulations to require carbon-pollution controls at existing coal-fired power plants. Lutherans testifying included The Rev. Dr. Leah Schade (Upper Susquehanna Synod), Mr. John Bechtel (Lower Susquehanna Synod), The Rev. Paul Lubold (Southwestern PA Synod) and Mr. Dennis Groce (Northwestern PA Synod) and Ms. Cricket Eccleston Hunter for PA-IPL. See also this blog post, Miners Vs. Clean Air Activists? Don’t Believe the Lie, on the experience by Rev. Schade.

See the ELCA Blogs from Day 1 and Days 2 and 3 of the hearings.

See Campaign August/September advocacy actions, including

o Submitting comments to the EPA

o Letters to the EPA as part of “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday” activities

o Faith Climate Petition to urge US Leaders to become involved in UN climate negotiations

o People’s Climate March on Sept. 21 in NYC

Read about and take action through the ELCA Clean Air for All Campaign and briefing sheet about reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

View the Climate Reality Project fact sheet on the impact of climate change in PA. Learn how to purchase clean energy at group rates for your home or congregation.

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