About 100 speakers attended the EPA’s public hearing on global warming Monday. These speakers included clergy members representing Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, UU, and Muslim traditions. Allison Fisher, from GWIPL, tells us that the EPA really appreciated receiving input from the faith community – since they spend so much of their time on the science. Sierra Club’s Heather Moyer, reflecting on the hearing, was particularly impressed by the words of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center‘s Imam Johari Abdul-Malik.
In April, the EPA recognized greenhouse gases as pollutants and an endangerment to public health. Speakers at Monday’s hearing came out to support these findings and urged the agency to move forward in regulating greenhouse gases without waiting for Congress.