Evangelical Environmental Network thanks the sponsors of the Methane Congressional Review Act



Joint House Resolution 14 was passed this week The U.S. House of Representatives ends the Trump-era EPA methane emissions rule.

The President / CEO of the Evangelical Network, Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, made the following statement:

“We are grateful to our co-sponsors, Representatives Diana DeGette from Colorado, Scott Peters from California, and Conor Lamb from Pennsylvania, for their guidance in introducing the Methane Congressional Review Act to prevent the Trump administration’s attack on our children to end. And a special thank you to the 12 Republican members who put life beyond party lines.

“As pro-life evangelicals, the unborn is particularly important to us. We want children to be born healthy and unhindered from the ravages of environmental pollution before they take their first breath. Reducing methane leaks and the associated VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from natural gas production and infrastructure was a major concern.

“Nearly 92,000 pro-life Christians from 21 affected states called for decisive action to reduce pollution from leaks in natural gas infrastructure and from venting and flaring during the original rulemaking. Over 100,000 asked the Trump administration not to change the ordinance. Our community welcomes the House of Representatives’ lifesaving campaign.

“Our children deserve the right to abundant lives and now is the time not only to restore the previous rule, but quickly to develop even stronger standards to protect the health of our children.”

(Originally published on Creationcare.org, the Evangelical Environment Network website)



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