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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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A Final NO to Oil in Grays Harbor

We’ve beaten 2 of the 3 oil proposals that were originally slated to be built on unstable ground in populated areas of Grays Harbor. Now it’s time for the City of Hoquiam, the final decision maker, to make the right decision and deny the shoreline permits for…
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Rev. Kathleen Patton Speaks at Longview Rally

Check out this amazing speech given by Reverend Kathleen Patton at a rally in Longview, October 24, 2016, at the Army Corps of Engineers hearing to review their recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal coal export facility: https://kathleenpattonblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/still-creating/Read More »

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Two days after the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Shell has withdrawn its proposal to expand capacity at their Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, meaning that we will NOT have 6 more oil trains coming through our communities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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Pro Bono ENERGY STAR Verification!

Is your house of worship sustainable but not certified by the EPA? Here’s a great resource to have your efforts verified for FREE by a licensed architect, removing the barrier to becoming an ENERGY STAR building. Being ENERGY STAR certified shows that your building uses…
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Peace Lutheran Writes Pope Francis

Peace Lutheran Church, an Earth Ministry Greening Congregation, has sent a letter to Pope Francis. It is a beautiful piece explaining how they have entered into dialogue with other West Seattle congregations and affirm the Pope’s message in Laudato Si’. Perhaps your congregation would like to…
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"Qal" (The Belief): 2016 Totem Pole Journey

Join the faith community in gathering with the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers to celebrate the victory against coal export at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point) and to continue strengthening alliances defending tribal sacred lands and waters. With blessings all along the way, the Lummi are traveling…
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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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