U.S. Jesuits, Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission Call Dakota Access Pipeline Decision “Morally Unacceptable”
The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision to issue an easement allowing the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is a direct response to President Trump’s January 24 Presidential Memorandum urging the Army Corps to expedite the review and approval process.
GIPL is excited to announce the 16 congregational recipients of our Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grants. This grant cycle was one of our most competitive, with 21 applications received and over $140,000 in requests! The $55,000 in matching grants will go towards projects across Georgia aimed at reducing energy bills and carbon emissions. More than 50% will fund LED lighting upgrades, and almost 25% will fund installing attic insulation. Look for future blog posts highlighting each faith community!
Communities Vow to Protect the Common Good, Taxpayers, Public Health, and Climate
Christian faith leaders traveled to Capitol Hill to urge their US Senators and Representatives to defend the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Natural Gas Waste Reduction Rule.
The State Department announced the second U.S. contribution of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, an international multilateral fund that supports low-emission and resilient development in countries that are the most vulnerable to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The Green Climate Fund was established to help countries that are least responsible for causing climate change, and least economically able to cope with it. The Green Climate Fund is accountable to a board with representatives from the U.S. government, and other donor and recipient governments. It includes high levels of transparency and accountability in its structure and governing principles to prevent corruption.
Statement by The Rev. Sally Bingham on the U.S. making its $500 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund
Interfaith Power & Light was pleased that the U.S. met its second commitment to help developing nations adapt to climate change and to transition their economies away from fossil fuels with a $500 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund.