NEWS ADVISORY Contact: Susan Stephenson
February 27, 2018 (415) 561-4891; (510) 484-7198
Faith Community to Pray and Protest when EPA comes to SF
At a media conference, prayer service and public hearing, faith community plans to make its voice heard
SAN FRANCISCO — Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and local faith leaders will be participating in multiple events on Wednesday, February 28 to make their opposition to the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan heard when the EPA comes to town for an all day “listening session.”
In the wake of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent comments that the Bible gives us the “responsibility” to “harvest” natural resources like coal and oil, faith leaders will point out that solar and wind are also God-given resources, and they do not cause harm to human lungs or our climate.
“Repealing the Clean Power Plan is completely misguided and morally wrong,” said Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy, president of IPL. “Based on the Trump administration’s own research, this plan to clean up the nation’s most polluting power plants will save thousands of lives a year. This is a matter of justice for those breathing the toxic air near coal-fired power plants, as well for those who are most vulnerable to climate impacts.
The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Episcopal Bishop of California will represent IPL at the press conference on the steps of City Hall, and then he, Rev. Hendershot Guy, and other faith leaders will hold “Prayers for Clean Energy and a Safe Climate” in Civic Center Plaza at 12:45. Other IPL clergy, staff, and local people of faith will be speaking at the hearing to oppose the proposal.
The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Episcopal Bishop of California
Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy, President of IPL
Rev. Ambrose Carroll, Green the Church
Fr. John Coleman, St. Ignatius, San Francisco
Rally and Press Conference in support of Clean Power Plan
Prayers for Clean Energy and a Safe Climate
Public Comment in Opposition to Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan
Press Conference: 11:00 am
Prayer Service: 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
Public Comment: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Press Conference on steps of City Hall
Prayer Service at Civic Center Plaza, under white flag that reads “An Appeal to Heaven”
EPA Listening Session at Koret Auditorium in basement of SF Main Library at 30 Grove Street (across from City Hall)
Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
To set up an interview or find out more please contact Susan Stephenson at [email protected] or call (415) 561-4891 ext 17 or (510)484-7198 day-of.