February 17, 2017
Through our partnership with the Catholic Climate Covenant, FAN accepted the opportunity to sign on to a letter in support of the Clean Power Plan. The letter, signed by 125 Catholic leaders, has been delivered the new EPA administrator as well as President Trump, top Congressional leaders, and state governors.
Citing Church teaching on the care of creation and how it is deeply connected to the protection of human life and dignity, especially of the poor and vulnerable, the letter also highlights Pope Francis’s emphasis on the “urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy” (Laudato Si’ 26).
You can read the letter in its entirety on the Catholic Climate Covenant Website.