Set The Unborn Free From Pollution’s Tyranny: Oppose SB 58

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by Rev. Steve FortenberryThere’s an important debate going on right now in Ohio’s legislature about whether to gut some good laws so that a couple of utilities can get more than their fair share of our state’s economic pie.  That’s bad enough.  But these efforts, as contained in a bill introduced by Sen. Seitz, SB 58, would make our air dirtier in the process.  This corporate-welfare bill must be stopped.The good laws Sen. Seitz wants to trash, SB 221 passed in 2008 and Gov. Kasich’s SB 3 … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Day 2

Today we spent a full day visiting Fombe village in the Chickhwawa district. We met with many of the families (all farmers) and learned a lot about how they are trying to adapt to the changing and uncertain rainfall. We heard story after story of farmers telling us that before the rains used to come in October now they come in December. Here's a group of us in Fombe village today.When the rains do come they come in downpours leading to significant flooding problems in the surrounding … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Energy Poverty

by Alexei LaushkinEnergy poverty is a major challenge when it comes to climate change and Malawi. Only 6% of the country has acess to electricity, with the vast majority of that power coming from centralized grid systems in the cities. Without energy you are literally in the dark.Here's an example of the sort of energy access available in one of the villages we visited.This is what energy poverty looks like in the villages of Malawi. This is the only light this family owns. … [Read more...]

EEN Supports Extreme Weather Resiliency Act

As part of our soon to be released All American Plan for Protecting Our Children's Future, The Evangelical Environment Network strongly supports the THE STRONG ACT OF 2012: STRENGTHENING THE RESILIENCY OF OUR NATION ON THE GROUND introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy and the 2012 summer drought will only continue in frequency in coming years the cost of which will be disproportionate on … [Read more...]


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