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Faith Leaders Pray For Government To Fight Climate Change

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Andy Chow
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Shantha Ready Alonso with Creation Justice Ministries speaks in front of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus

President Obama’s main plan to fight climate change is now being challenged in court. And while environmental groups have already advocated for the plan, there’s another set of voices in Columbus that want to be heard. 

Christian and Jewish leaders gathered at the steps of the Trinity Episcopal Church. They’re praying for government officials to protect the environment.

Shantha Ready Alonso with the national Creation Justice Ministries says they are called to preserve God’s creation.

“And right now God’s creation really needs our help the climate is warming quickly the ecosystem that depend on a stable climate are in need of our care,” said Alonso.

The faith leaders say the federal Clean Power Plan, which cuts carbon emissions from power plants, is essential to caring for the environment.

Opponents – including the Ohio EPA – are arguing in federal court that the White House is overreaching its authority with this plan.

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