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



This week, Joint House Resolution 14 was passed in the United States House of Representatives ending the EPA’s Trump-era methane emission rule.

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

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

“As pro-life evangelicals, we have a special concern for unborn children. We want children to be born healthy and unhindered by the ravages of pollution before they even take their first breath. Reducing methane leaks and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) associated with natural gas production and infrastructure has been a major concern.

“Nearly 92,000 pro-life Christians from 21 affected states have called for vigorous action to reduce pollution from leaks in natural gas infrastructure and ventilation and flaring when drafting the initial rules. More than 100,000 people have called on the Trump administration not to change the regulations. Our community applauds the saving action of the House of Representatives.

“Our children deserve the right to an abundant life and now it is time not only to restore the previous rule, but also to quickly develop even higher standards to defend the health of our children.”

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


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