The following press clips highlight the work of Earth Ministry/WAIPL or include quotes from our staff and members.
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Two days after the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Shell has withdrawn its proposal to expand capacity at their Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, meaning that we will NOT have 6 more oil trains coming through our communities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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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,… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
Local Catholic communities, like Our Lady of Guadalupe in West Seattle, are using Pope Francis’s encyclical to reinforce their good work for creation care. By Louis McGill Northwest Catholic March 30, 2016 When parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish decided in 2009 to build a parish… Read More »
Interfaith Power and Light has awarded St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Seattle as the winner of the national Cool Congregations Challenge. Along with going solar, this Greening Congregation cultivates a garden and participates in a carbon offset partnerships. St. Andrew’s certainly is a renewal role model… Read More »
Earth Ministry/WAIPL couldn’t be happier to announce that the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act has been signed into law! We are grateful for the relentless dedication of faith communities across the state who devoted their time and energy to this historical piece of legislation that truly… Read More »
Faith leaders around the country are speaking up and taking action on climate change this Earth Month! Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light is proud to be participating in two national initiatives to bring attention to one of the most important moral issues of our… Read More »
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Earth Ministry is grateful for our partners in Whidbey Island’s Greening Congregation Collaborative. The advocacy of this group of dedicated faith leaders was crucial in passing the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act! March 25, 2016 South Whidbey Record By Evan Thompson An environmental advocacy group is transcending barriers… Read More »