US Catholic Bishops react to Climate Bill

On January 23, 2019, the bipartisan “Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend” was re-introduced into the US House of Representatives. Two days later the US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a Press Release.

The Chair of their Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development “welcomed the legislation as an important step forward in addressing climate change.” They found it encouraging that the legislation, which is expected to result in significant reductions in carbon emissions, would not burden the poor and vulnerable populations. They call for further analysis to fully understand its effect on the financial burdens of families and communities, since climate change can only ever be fully addressed with “an eye to the least of these.”

 

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