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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from the Episcopal Church

Oppose Dangerous Fracking

Amended Resolution 2012-C079 for the 77th General Convention of
the Episcopal Church, USA, July 2012
For Proposed Version, click here

Amended Resolution 2012-C079: Oppose Dangerous Fracking

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That The Episcopal Church be and advocate in protecting God's creation particularly with regard to the process of extracting natural gas from subterranean locations where water, air, and soil quality are at rist; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church advocate for proper testing for water quality control, contamination, radon; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church advocate for the protection of the most vulnerable: the young, the elderly, and the poor, in communities where fracking occurs.

To be proposed from the floor by Province II


Very health-sensitive resources such as clean water and clean soils are crucial for the lives of all peoples, and as a result need to be maintained in order to protect especially the most vulnerable — children, the poor, and the infirm — who are particularly dependent on having clean water to drink and clean soils on which to live. Highly toxic substances are regularly used in large quantities to extract natural gas from shale and other earth formations. The Episcopal Church, as a leading religious bocy, needs to affirm the need for safe and healthy communities.

For Amended Version, click here
No version of this resolution passed
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