A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
The EPA's announcement of the "Clean Power Plan" is an important step towards a low-carbon future -- but it's already been met by stark opposition. Members of Congress have threatened to block the regulations entirely, and they need to hear that their constituents want this action on climate change.
A Moral Call
As people of faith, we can begin to heal the partisanship and posturing of the current climate debate in Congress. Encourage your members of Congress to acknowledge climate disruption from a place of faith.
Write a letter to the editor that shows how non-partisan faith communities are well-suited to establish the moral foundation for climate action.
News and Resources
On May 12th, the U.S. Senate failed again to advance the Shaheen-Portman bill (S.2262), a popular energy efficiency bill cosponsored by 7 Republicans and 6 Democrats.
Read what happened here.
If the faith community can come together to issue the moral call to conscience on climate disruption, we can work with optimism and resolve toward a thriving future.
Read Jose and Emily's article here.
President Obama’s proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2015 reflects the Administration’s robust commitment to address the challenges of climate disruption.
Read more about the budget here.
The State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline. We can still influence Obama's final decision.
Read more here.
FCNL urges Congress to protect the dignity of all peoples, democracy, God’s Creation, and its constitutional authority under the Commerce Clause, by opposing “Fast Track” authority for the TPP.
Read more here.
Religious groups and faith-based organizations the world all over are in agreement: climate disruption requires immediate action. Climate disruption disproportionately affects the poor and disenfranchised, but it also goes against the ideals of stewardship and of leaving the Earth for generations to come.
Read what these groups are saying about the environment.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We declare that humankind must respect the ecological integrity and the sacredness of the natural world. All on this earth are interdependent, and we are strongly mindful of the call to be wise stewards of what God has provided. Friends’ testimonies have deep relevance to the global environmental crises we see unfolding around us."