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The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation has done great work over the years bringing religious leaders from across the faith spectrum together with scientists, economists, philosophers and other academics, to develop good ideas that promote human well-being, stewardship of the earth, and progress in reducing human poverty and misery. Simultaneously, Cornwall’s scholars have challenged bad ideas and fought policies, often developed or promoted under the guise of protecting the environment, that retard human progress, harm the most vulnerable among us, or result in environmental destruction.
Among Cornwall’s most recent efforts is a letter it is circulating among religious leaders and others supporting the candidacy of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) as administrator of the U.S. EPA. The letter, signed by more than 200 people at the time this was written, says Pruitt has demonstrated the legal expertise necessary to promote environmental protection within the limits of the law and has shown a commitment to protecting human life and health from environmental harm.
The letter notes Pruitt has not been swept up in climate alarmism, stating, “Some radical environmentalists and religious activists oppose Mr. Pruitt because he does not embrace their exaggerated fears of human-induced global warming – fears that go well beyond the empirical evidence crucial to genuine science – or their antipathy to the development of the abundant, reliable, affordable energy indispensable to lifting and keeping whole societies out of poverty and the disease and premature death that invariably accompany it.”
The letter calls on Trump to stand by Pruitt through what is likely to be a bruising hearings process.
I invite anyone interested to read the letter in its entirety and sign it if so moved!