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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.

Press Releases

Oregon Denies Permit for Proposed Coal Export Terminal

The Oregon State Department of Lands has denied a key permit required for Ambre Energy to move forward with the proposed Morrow Pacific coal export terminal. The denial of the removal-fill permit is a huge roadblock for Ambre Energy’s project, playing a key role in…
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Preach-In will amplify President Obama’s call for strong action on climate change

Jan 23, 2013 In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama confirmed that we are commanded by God to care for the planet. “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” he said. Clergy from many faiths across Washington State will take up that call Feb. 8-10 during the National Preach-In on climate change.
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Legislature passes landmark legislation to transition Washington off polluting coal-fired power

Apr 21, 2011 OLYMPIA – Today, the Washington State Legislature put its final stamp of approval on a plan to responsibly transition TransAlta Corp.’s Centralia, Wash., power plant off of coal. The state Senate approved technical changes made in the House and sent the Coal-Free Future for Washington bill to Gov. Chris Gregoire for her much-anticipated signature.
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House approves landmark legislation to transition Washington off polluting coal-fired power

Apr 11, 2011 OLYMPIA – The state House of Representatives today approved the Coal-Free Future for Washington bill to responsibly transition TransAlta Corp.’s Centralia, Wash., power plant off of coal. This landmark legislation – representing an historic agreement between Washington environmental leaders, TransAlta, unions and Gov. Chris Gregoire – now goes back to the Senate, which approved an earlier version of the bill last month, for final passage.
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Historic agreement reached to phase out coal-burning in Washington

Mar 05, 2011 OLYMPIA – Today, major environmental organizations in Washington reached an historic agreement with the TransAlta Corp. and Governor Gregoire to phase out coal-fired power generation in Washington. The agreement reflects all three parties’ shared vision of a coal-free future for Washington, has the support of local labor organizations, and will provide a model for the nation of how investing in the transition to a clean-energy future can create jobs and a healthy economy.
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Press Clips

Discipleship as Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda encourages the religious organizations of Cascadia to lead the way in divestment from fossil fuels. As we see climate change disrupt Earth’s web of life and disproportionately impact vulnerable populations, “never before in Christian history have the stakes in heeding our call to neighbor-love been so high.”…
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Take Back Your Time: Celebration of St. Francis with John De Graaf

Earth Ministry was proud to host author and international speaker John de Graaf for our 20th annual Celebration of St. Francis. John, co-author of Affluenza and What’s the Economy For, Anyway?, made the case that Americans work too much and consume too much, and that…
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Praying with Our Feet at the People's Climate March

A reflection on the People’s Climate March by Earth Ministry Outreach Coordinator, Jessica Zimmerle. Originally published on Earth Ministry’s Blog, To Inspire and Mobilize October 10, 2014  Dear friends, All of creation is suffering from the injustices of climate change. Unfortunately, increased natural disasters, droughts, and extreme weather…
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Build an Ark for Animals: Churches Go Green

Peace Lutheran Church of West Seattle, one of Earth Ministry’s newest Greening Congregations, has put their faith into action by building a raft to provide a safe space for seals. Huffington Post Brenda Peterson October 3, 2014  An urgent ding of a neighbor’s text — not a…
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Standing with Faith Communities at the People's Climate March

LVC alumni and previous Outreach Coordinator, Betsy Cannon, reflects on her experience participating in the People’s Climate March with Earth Ministry and Interfaith Power & Light. She joined Executive Director LeeAnne Beres and current Outreach Coordinator Jessica Zimmerle to march for climate action with 400,000 others in…
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