U.S. Bishops Urge Action on Carbon Pollution to Stem Climate Change (PT 1)

Jul 25th, 2014

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor

“Reduce carbon pollution to mitigate climate change.” U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 5/29/2014

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U.S. Bishops Urge Action on Carbon Pollution to Stem Climate Change.  (Part 1 of 3)  

The U.S. bishops urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/EPA “to develop standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants and thereby mitigate climate change” in a May 29, 2014 letter, to the EPA from Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “The USCCB recognizes the importance of finding means to reduce carbon pollution,” Archbishop Wenski said. “These standards should protect the health and welfare of all people, especially children, the elderly, as well as poor and vulnerable communities, from harmful pollution emitted from power plants and from the impacts of climate change.”

To read Archbishop Wenski’s letter, see www.usccb.org/news/2014/14-094.cfm.

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