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Religious Conservatives Embrace Proposed E.P.A. Rules

posted on July 30, 2014

In The New York Times, Theodore Schleifer writes, “More than two dozen faith leaders, including evangelicals and conservative Christians, are expected to speak at the E.P.A. headquarters in Washington,” voicing support for proposed regulations on carbon pollution. While the Republican Party as a whole often questions the science behind climate change, support for environmental regulations by conservative faith leaders seems unusual. “But in recent years a number of well-known conservative religious groups have embraced global warming as a serious concern,” Schleifer writes—a concern for public health and the health of God’s creation.

Read at The New York Times