“Listen with the ear of the Heart”

EPA hearings on the (finally!) proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants took place in the last week of July.  Remarks by PA IPL supporters vary enormously, and are worth reading.  When you’re inspired, submit a written comment of your own.  

image14521My name is Pat Lupo and I am here today representing the Benedictine Sisters of Erie PA. I believe that Faith Communities all over the world are called to demonstrate their commitment to environmental action and to do it in partnership with environmental organizations, their local communities, and civic and governmental entities.

Speaking from this faith perspective, our call to stewardship and the moral imperative of doing no harm to Creation, I urge you to enforce Emission Guidelines that will finally limit carbon pollution. The time to act is now; we cannot continue to take a step backward each time there is pressure to do so. Our best evidence indicates Continue reading “Listen with the ear of the Heart”

from “all of the above” to energy from Above


EPA public hearings on the (finally!) proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants took place the last week in July.  Remarks by PA IPL supporters vary enormously, and are worth reading.  When you’re inspired, submit a written comment of your own.   

621645_10152203441460105_2140971170_oPennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light is made up of individuals and communities of faith, responding to climate change in active, faithful hope.  We are drawn to this work by the scripture and wisdom of our traditions.  We turn to different sources for the words, but they carry a shared call to care for Creation — for the world and all who dwell in it— and to particular care for the most vulnerable people.

Climate change magnifies ills that faith communities have long responded to: food insecurity, water insecurity, disease, conflict, and many natural disasters, and we are stepping up again.   We know that the EPA’s charge is to protect Continue reading from “all of the above” to energy from Above