The Columbian: Coal-burning plants defy covenant with Creator

Feb 11, 2011 | In the News, State Press Clips

Stewardship of the environment is a moral issue and leaders of faith communities are often compelled to speak and write about this. Episcopal Bishop the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel and priest the Rev. Hunt Priest authored this column for The Columbian about the impact and consequence of coal-burning power plants. In this article, they write, “In the New Testament, Jesus told his followers to care for the poor and the least of these among us. Coal is a dirty and dangerous fuel source which poisons the air, water, and our own health. We as a country are guilty of using fossil fuels as if there were no consequences. We are not keeping our covenant with the Creator.”

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The Columbian February 6, 2011

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