Ask your Senators not to confirm Rex Tillerson as secretary of state
This Wednesday the Senate is planning to hold confirmation hearings for ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. The secretary of state is the senior U.S. official working on foreign policy.
Mr. Tillerson’s career at ExxonMobil, lack of understanding of the global climate crisis, questionable ties to foreign governments with anti-democratic leadership and human rights abuses is unacceptable for our secretary of state.
Dear President-elect Trump – Climate Change is not a Hoax
Denying climate change is not an option. Lagging behind the world on one of the world’s great challenges will only cede our status as global leader. We urge you, our elected leaders to act responsibly on behalf of our world and our children’s future: commit to a clean energy future today. Protecting our health, preserving Creation, and revitalizing our communities all depend on climate action. Appointing climate-deniers far outside the mainstream of scientific consensus to run the EPA will not get us there. Rolling back common sense clean air standards that are saving lives and creating jobs will backfire.
We call for a united political commitment to combat climate change as a moral responsibility for future generations. Sign now Tell Trump and Congress that climate change is real and we need to take action to stop it
Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
We have a small window of time in which the Army Corps has stopped Energy Access Pipeline from completing construction. They need to hear from us now more than ever that the Army Corps should deny the permit outright. This pipeline doesn’t just endanger the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. By investing in oil infrastructure we are committing ourselves, as a nation, to deepening our dependence on fossil fuels – the greatest contributor to global warming.
Take the Pledge: Vote with climate and Creation in Mind!
Tell the presidential candidates that you are voting with Creation in mind.
Let the EPA know you support Clean Energy for Everyone
The EPA is accepting public comments until Nov 1st on their proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). Part of the Clean Power Plan, the CEIP is a “matching fund” program that helps states invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that are implemented in disadvantaged communities. It helps states meet their Clean Power Plan goals while encouraging access to clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.
Urge Congress to Support Green Climate Fund
The Green Climate Fund was conceived to help poor and vulnerable countries adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change like changing weather patterns, sea level rise, and extreme weather events and build more resilient societies. More than 30 countries have pledged $10.2 billion to get the fund up and running. But we need to do our part and deliver on that promise. Click here to tell your members of Congress: $750 million for the Green Climate Fund is essential to combating global climate change!
Tell CNN to stop giving more air time to Big Oil than to the biggest threat to humanity has ever faced: global warming.
In the weeks following announcements that 2015 was the hottest year on record and February 2016 was the hottest month ever, CNN aired nearly FIVE TIMES more fossil fuel advertising than climate reporting. As people of faith we share the moral responsibility of caring for Creation, our most vulnerable neighbors who are already suffering from climate impacts, and the generations that will live here after us.That’s why IPL is working with Environmental Action, Climate Truth, Honor the Earth, and others to tell CNN they must #ReportOnClimate. Sign the petition now asking for fair and balanced reporting at CNN on climate change.
Sign Petition to Divest the Vatican
Did you know that the Vatican bank controls $9 billion in investments? What if all that money were invested with the values Pope Francis shares: protecting Creation for future generations and serving the poor? That could have a big impact. IPL is joining with our friends at 350.org to encourage the Pope to put the Vatican’s money where its mouth is. Join IPL and our friends at 350.org in urging the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels.
Click here to sign the petition.
Tell the EPA: Tighten Restrictions on Fracking Now
“Fracking” — short for hydrofracturing — involves injecting the earth with chemicals, diesel fuel, water and sand to unlock oil and gas. It can also release methane into the air and radioactive elements underground, contaminate groundwater and many believe that it could destabilize faults and create earthquakes. But fracking is so minimally regulated that we don’t even know what chemicals are used or what health effects they may have.
Click here to tell the EPA: It’s time to regulate fracking.
Sign Climate Action Petition for UN
Add your name to our Interfaith Climate Petition calling for U.S. leadership at the climate summit, with a commitment to both meaningful emissions reductions and support for poor and vulnerable nations. Click here to sign Interfaith Climate Petition.