MEDIA EVENTS / PHOTO OPPS Contact: Susan Stephenson
TODAY & TOMORROW (415) 561-4891; (510) 484-7198
Faith Leaders Urge Senate to Hold Pruitt Accountable to Agency’s Mission to Protect Human Health and the Environment
Letter signed by 300 clergy and faith leaders delivered to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee members in advance of Pruitt hearing 1/30
Washington – Today, Interfaith Power & Light delivered a letter signed by 300 faith leaders from across the nation to members of the Senate Environment and Pubic Works Committee, which has oversight of the EPA and has scheduled Administrator Scott Pruitt to appear at a hearing tomorrow.
IPL Government Affairs Representative Rev. Richard Cizik will be available for a photo opportunity of the letter delivery with Senator Carper at 5:00 pm TODAY, Jan 29, at the Senator’s office.
The letter reads, in part: “Administrator Pruitt has repeatedly attempted to block, weaken, or delay environmental protections opposed by industry, and reduced EPA’s capacity to protect our air and water….As people of faith, we believe our natural environment is God’s sacred Creation, and we also believe we have a duty to protect the most vulnerable among us. It is our poor and elderly neighbors, our children, those with asthma or other health challenges, who suffer most from smog, pollution, and climate change…Therefore our consciences do not permit us to remain silent in the face of these threats to our natural resources and human health.”
Who: IPL Government Affairs Representative, Richard Cizik, and other faith leaders.
What: Two photo opportunities:
- Delivery of letter from faith leaders to Senator Carper
- Senate EPW Committee Oversight Hearing to Receive Testimony from EPA Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings
- Delivery of letter: 5:00 pm, TODAY, January 29
- Senate Hearing:10am, TOMORROW, January 30.
- Delivery of letter: Sen. Carper’s office, 513 Hart Senate Building
- Senate Hearing: 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building
To set up an interview with Richard or other signers of the letter, please contact Susan Stephenson at (510) 484-7198.
Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.