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EXC022002.20Support for Conservation Based Legislation

Committee: National Concerns (report 20)
Citation: Executive Council Minutes, Feb. 22-25, 2002, San Antonio, TX, pp. 16-17.

Resolved, That the Executive Council meeting in San Antonio, TX, February 21-25, 2002, calls on the U.S. Congress and Administration to pass meaningful conservation-based energy legislation consistent with the long-standing belief that we are stewards of God’s creation, responsible for its care and preservation; and be it further

Resolved, That the Church urges government and industry to consider raising vehicle fuel economy for all vehicles in the United States, increasing funding for mass transit, investing in renewable energy research and development, regulating carbon dioxide increasing energy efficiency for consumer products, and increasing funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church strongly opposes drilling or mining in our nation’s dwindling wild lands and places important to the traditional cultures of indigenous peoples, including oil and gas exploration and drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge that threaten the life and culture of the Gwich’in people.