My name is Jose Aguto, and on behalf of Catholic Climate Covenant, I thank you for providing us this opportunity to provide testimony on the proposed revision of the Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
SPEECH BY H.E. CARD PAROLIN
Having worked in the Catholic Church all my adult life, September always felt like the beginning of the year and, like a student with new books, I get excited for the coming adventure of learning more and doing more.
Catholic Climate Covenant stands with the U.S. Catholic bishops and other Catholic organizations to express its disappointment with the Trump Administration’s decision to replace the national standard for the electricity sector under the Obama Administration with a weakened version.
Catholic parishes around central New York are now powering their churches, schools and other diocesan facilities with non-fossil fuel electric energy.
Thank you for providing me this opportunity to comment.
Today, Catholic Climate Covenant Associate Director, Jose Aguto, provided comments in Charleston, West Virginia at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearing, Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.
The leaders of 161 Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, national organizations, and health care providers, serving people and communities in every state of the nation, have issued a letter to President Trump and the U.S. Congress in support of climate change science, funding and international policy negotiations.
As leaders of Catholic organizations in the United States, we write with one voice to urge you to reassert U.S. leadership in the global effort to address climate change.
Today, Catholic Climate Covenant expresses profound disappointment with the decision by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to issue a proposed rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP).