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The Episcopal Ecological Network is a national network of active lay and clergy persons within the Episcopal Church, USA, who share a common concern for the environment and a common belief in the presence of God in all Creation and who work to make these concerns and beliefs known throughout all Provinces and Dioceses within the church.  Members come from the provinces of the Episcopal Church USA.  The activities of the Episcopal Ecological Network are focused on the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action.  This page a resolution you may wish to use with your environmental organization.
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The following was passed by the 214th General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church(USA ) in 2002:

On Cleaning Up Power Plant Pollution

The 214th General Assembly (2002) approved actions that:

1. Educate Presbyterians through PC(USA) offices and publications about the environmental and health consequences of pollution from outdated coal-fired power plants and the benefits of ensuring that these plants adhere to tighter air pollution limits, and the economic consequences of such actions.

2. Ask all Presbyterians to exercise stewardship by urging government officials to support federal policies and multipollutant legislation that will, in the most cost-efficient way,

  • a. enforce current clean air laws by federal and state governments;
  • b. resist efforts to abolish or undercut established clean air programs;
  • c. enact new clean air laws for power plants that will substantially reduce pollutants that cause smog, acid rain, respiratory disease, mercury contamination, and global warming
  • d. end the "grandfather" loophole that exempts older coal-fired plants; and
  • e. encourage federal funding of technologies that will facilitate and/or reduce the cost of implementing these recommendations.

3. Direct the Stated Clerk to communicate this new policy to power companies that have outdated coal-fired plants that were "grandfathered" under the Clean Air Act.

4. Direct the Washington Office and Environmental Justice Office to incorporate these concerns into their advocacy work in environmental issues.