Coal / Mountaintop Removal

28 Christian groups appeal to Obama and the EPA to cease mountaintop removal coal mining

WASHINGTON, DC — “The groups are asking EPA to close the Clean Water Act loophole and restore the original Clean Water Act protections, which would prohibit coal companies from masquerading their waste as ‘fill.’

‘As Christians, we are called to be good stewards of God’s creation, to love and care for our neighbors, and to speak out against injustice,’ said Peter Illyn, Executive Director of the Christian environmental ministry, Restoring Eden. ‘As Appalachia’s communities and ecosystem suffers, we feel called by our faith to speak out against the unnecessary practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. We believe only God should move mountains. Closing the Clean Water Act loophole is a good first step.'”

National Council of Churches

Association of Christian Churches of South Dakota
Care of Creation
Catholic Committee for Appalachia
The Catholic Rural Life Conference
Christians for the Mountains
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Environmental Network
Evangelicals for Social Action
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Lindquist Environmental Appalachian Fellowship (LEAF)
Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Justice, Peace/Integrity of Creation Office
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
National Council of Churches of Christ, USA
National Religious Coalition on Creation Care
Opening the Book of Nature
Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Washington Office
Presbyterians for Earth Care
Renewal: Students Caring for Creation
Restoring Eden
Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, Presbyterian Church USA
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society
Wisconsin Council of Churches

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