People have not been faithful stewards of God’s good creation. The earth has suffered from toxic air and water pollution. The atmosphere has been altered, escalating weather disasters, changing agriculture, upsetting the nature of life on earth, and leaving many gifts of creation out of balance, distorted and broken. Everyone is impacted, especially those who are most vulnerable, both in the U.S. and globally.
Meanwhile, by the end of 2016, unsubsidized solar prices have dropped so much in many markets it is almost competitive with wind (which has been less expensive than coal and natural gas for at least a few years now). Between energy efficiency and renewable energy, family sustaining jobs are growing exponentially, but just sustainable transitions must who still rely on fossil fuel driven jobs, which especially in the coal industry have been declining for more than 30 years.