In the ongoing midst of job losses and budget cuts, faith leaders continue to speak up for justice in environmental care, no matter the cost. “We have a moral responsibility to protect the air,” Sister Joan Brown of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light told the New Mexico state Environmental Improvement Board on Wednesday, June 1st. As the committee weighs options for their new clean air standards, questions of dramatic cost differences cloud perspectives on whether to adopt a clear but costly federal plan over a far looser and cheaper state plan. For environmentalist faith leaders, the right answer isn’t hazy.
Capitol Report New Mexico, June 1, 2011
By Rob Nikolewski