U.S. Bishops Welcome Bipartisan Bill that Seeks Climate Solutions

September 22, 2017
By SS. Peter and Paul

WASHINGTON—
Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Bishop Oscar Cantú voiced their support for the
Climate Solutions Commission Act of 2017, a bill that would establish a
bipartisan National Climate Solutions Commission.

“This
bill has the potential to inspire positive and concrete solutions towards
protecting our common home,” said Bishops Dewane and Cantú. They urged
legislators to support H.R. 2326, a bill introduced by Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)
who is a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.

Bishop
Dewane is the Bishop of Venice, Florida and chairman of the Committee on
Domestic Justice and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB). Bishop Cantú is the Bishop of Las Cruces, and chairman of the
Committee on International Justice and Peace of the USCCB.

The
chairmen, in a joint letter of support to each of the sponsors, noted that this
would be “an important bipartisan step for protecting the environment and
mitigating the harmful effects of climate change.” There is a need, said the
bishops, for “courageous actions and strategies aimed at promoting an integral
ecology that considers together the protection of nature, the need for
equitable economic development and the promotion of human dignity, especially
that of the poor.”

The full letter can be found at: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/letter-to-congress-on-climate-solutions-commission-act-2017-09-15.cfm.

Keywords: Bishop
Oscar Cantú, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Bishop Frank Dewane, Venice, Florida,
Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Committee on International
Justice and Peace, Pope Francis, USCCB, U.S. bishops, U.S. Conference of
Catholic Bishops, climate change, creation, environment, Laudato Si’.

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Source:: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops