Press Room

The following Press Clips highlight the work of Earth Ministry or include quotes from our staff and members.

For press-related issues, please write emoffice (at) earthministry.org or call 206-632-2426.

Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, Protected for Good

Lummi Nation applauded Commissioner Goldmark and the Department of Natural Resources for honoring the tribe’s request to protect the lands of Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, by adding 45 acres of aquatic lands to the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. Lummi was determined to protect this area permanently…
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Fall 2016 Earth Letter

Responding to the call for religious communities to lead on climate justice, this issue of Earth Letter articulates an equitable path forward. When you hear that God’s creation is threatened by climate change, the image invoked needs to go beyond melting ice caps or suffering polar bears.…
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Victory in Longview: Coal Export Facility Defeated

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Peter Goldmark, announced that he is rejecting the aquatic lease permit for the Longview coal export terminal because the company refused to provide basic information about its finances after the bankruptcy of the previous owner, Arch Coal. For many…
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"No Faith in Oil" by Rev. Clendenin

Rev. Evan Clendenin of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, WA answered Earth Ministry’s request for a letter to the editor to his local paper during a critical week in the campaign to oppose an oil export terminal in Grays Harbor County. In a very…
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Comment on Coal Export in Longview, WA

The values that ground us as people of faith call us to prevent the pollution of the Columbia River River with what could be the nation’s largest coal export terminal. Not only that, but this moral faith foundation compels us to to stand up for impacted…
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Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail

Two days after the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Shell has withdrawn its proposal to expand capacity at their Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, meaning that we will NOT have 6 more oil trains coming through our communities every week. This victory…
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Ethics of energy in the federal coal review

Earth Ministry/WAIPL Executive Director, LeeAnne Beres, partnered up with Board Member Rev. John Rosenberg to share how faith communities saying no to coal export in the Northwest and turning their attention to federal coal leasing. You can provide your input at a public hearing in Seattle…
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Lummi Treaty Rights Upheld - Cherry Point Coal Export DENIED!

May 10, 2016  After years of effort, we celebrate victory for the sacred lands and waters of the Lummi Nation at Xwe’chi’eXen, also known as Cherry Point, Washington. The Army Corps of Engineers has denied the necessary permits for SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal,…
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Dept. of Ecology Report Confirms: Huge Impacts From Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Southwest Washington

The DEIS is out for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA. The results show that, as the largest terminal in North America, coal export in Longview would create “hours and hours” of traffic delays while producing an enormous amounts of greenhouse gas emissions…
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Group calls for transition to clean energy

Earth Ministry/WAIPL brought faith leaders to the table with community of color members, labor representatives, and environmental policymakers for this important conversation about a just transition to a clean energy economy in the Skagit Valley.   By Kimberly Cauvel Skagit Valley Herald April 29, 2016  MOUNT VERNON — Each day…
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