The Baptist Center for Ethics gathered 140 signatures from Baptist leaders across the country in support of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The letter urges Congress to strengthen and pass the bill.
The letter states:
We understand that this bill is a comprehensive one that promises to create millions of clean energy jobs, to advance American security from foreign oil, to protect the planet by capping global-warming gases, to increase electricity from renewable energy sources and to improve energy efficiency.
What they want to strengthen:
We wish the bill provided more funding to help the marginalized and those most at risk – those least responsible for climate change.
Nonetheless, an imperfect bill will not keep us from speaking up and encouraging our fellow church members to support this legislation. We are determined that the tyranny of moral perfectionism will not block the urgency of moral realism.
IPL shares their view of the bill, and we invite you to take action if you haven’t, urging your congressperson to pass this important legislation.