Posts Categorized: Environmental Health

Ensure Clean Air for All

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: Clean air is central to everyone’s life. It ensures that children can run and play outside with ease, it helps prevent respiratory problems in the elderly, and it…

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Help Heal the Gulf Coast

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: It’s been more than six months since the beginning of the Gulf Coast oil spill. Even though the well has been capped, communities are still suffering, God’s creatures…

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Mountaintop Removal as an Issue of Faith

Silas House and Jason Howard, two Kentucky authors, have written a new book entitled Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal. The book includes twelve oral histories of Appalachian residents whose lives have been directly affected by mountaintop removal. House and…

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Say No to Coal Ash in Your Drinking Water

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: Families in Eastern Tennessee received an early unwanted Christmas present in 2008. Their homes were filled with coal ash, which contains hazardous pollutants such as lead, mercury, arsenic,…

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Public Hearing on Coal Ash

Coal ash at the Cane Run Power Plant in Louisville, KY The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding public hearings and taking public comment on proposed changes to the way that coal ash (the leftover waste when coal is burned)…

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Protect Communities from Coal Ash

Ask the EPA to protect communities from coal ash Even after coal is burned in power plants, its waste still affects communities. Coal combustion waste, or coal ash, is what is left over after coal is burned. Coal ash can…

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Oil Flow Stopped, yet Impacts Remain

The flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig has been cut off since July 15, and BP continues to work on drilling the relief well to make this fix permanent. This is good news. However, work remains in around…

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Loving Our Neighbors and the Earth

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12: 31 A federal task force has determined that 172 million gallons of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico between April and mid-July, when the temporary cap was put on the ruptured well….

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