Owing to the very harmful effects of common air pollution on fetal and childhood development, a large group of pro-life Christians in Texas, through the Evangelical Environmental Network, will be participating in the Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign, according to a press release put out late last week.
The press release states that over half a million nationwide will be participating in the campaign, with over 24,642 in Texas now slated to take part. The campaign is calling for a transition to 100% “clean” electricity by the year 2030.
“It is time to stop poisoning the womb and our environment and create a cleaner, brighter future for our children, free from pollution,” explained the Reverend Mitch Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. “Over 638,000 kids in Texas have asthma, and pollution makes it hard for them to breath [sic]. That’s not right.”
“The Holy Bible testifies to God’s mandate on all Believers to care for Creation. Industrial pollution is clearly harmful to the environment and threatens to harm human lives. That is why Christians in Texas are asking policy makers to make creation care a priority,” stated Reverend Dr Daniel Flores, The Hispanic Wesleyan Society, Fort Worth, Texas.
Here’s an overview of what the campaign is looking for from elected officials like Governor Abbott, and the presidential candidates (courtesy of the press release):
- Free our children from pollution all across America with 100% clean electricity from renewable resources by 2030.
- Defend our freedom to create our own electricity from wind & sunshine, without fees championed by monopolistic utilities to make it unaffordable and out of reach.
- Free our communities from regulations that prevent us from joining together to create our own clean electricity and sell what we don’t need to others.
- Free businesses from such regulations so that they, too, can create and sell clean electricity.
“Our children, both the unborn and born, deserve the right to an abundant life unhindered by pollutants that threaten their hearts, lungs, and brains. We have a biblical responsibility to defend our children and at the same time empower our markets for energy freedom,” concluded Hescox.
It should be noted here that Texas set a new record for wind energy on February 18th — producing over 14,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity that day (~45% of state use).
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