On February 17, PA IPL board member Joy Bergey delivered over three hundred letters (see the text below) personally to Senator Bob Casey and to a staff representative of Senator Pat Toomey. We still need your help, click here to join the campaign.
In addition to over 300 Pennsylvanians, a similar appeal was signed by these religious bodies: Church of the Brethren, Church World Service, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, The Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Franciscan Action Network, Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, National Council of Churches USA, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office, Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness, Presbyterians for Earth Care, The Missionary Oblates, Justice Peace/Integrity of Creation Office, Union for Reform Judaism, Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, The United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries, United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Women
“The Lord God took and placed the human in the garden of Eden to till it and to protect it.” (Genesis 2:15)
Dear Senator, Winter 2011
Our diverse and vibrant faith traditions all call us to be good stewards of creation by using energy wisely. For the sake of all those with whom we share this earth, and to leave a livable word for future generations, we urge you to take the lead in getting Congress to pass strong legislation to curb global warming. Until Congress takes that action, we are counting on you to assure that the Environmental Protection Agency keeps its authority to regulate global warming emissions and the toxic pollutants that result from the burning of fossil fuels.
Please protect EPA’s authority and help us transition to a clean energy economy.