FAN Executive Director Patrick Carolan was quoted in a recent US Catholic article about President Obama's plan to address climate change. Catholics working for environmental justice welcomed it, saying it is an ambitious proposal that deserves watching to ensure that it is carried out. Patrick called for leadership on the issue, saying:
'"It's not just an environmental issue or a climate issue, it's an issue of ethics. Any steps taken must be a measure of the social costs involved, not just economic costs," Carolan said.