Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"Catholics Continue to Press Trump on Climate Change" by Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter


The bishops' letter, dated Feb. 17 and written by Bishops Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., and Frank Dewane of Venice, Fla., along with Catholic Relief Services President and CEO Sean Callahan, was directed at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Dewane is chair of the bishops' conference Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, while Cantu chairs the Committee on International Justice and Peace.
They urged the former Exxon Mobil CEO to keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement and continue the country's support of the Green Climate Fund. The latter, which has a goal of $100 billion annually in financing by 2020 to developing countries to adapt to and mitigate climate impacts, has been a primary target of defense of Catholic environmental advocates in the first month of the Trump presidency.

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