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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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Banning new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters

August 16, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

The Juggernaut Project recently shared an opportunity to take action and spread the word…

During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised he would “ban new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters.” And while he did issue an executive order in January to temporarily pause such leases, it was temporary and has now been blocked by a judge.

Now, according to a new report from the Associated Press, “approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since George W. Bush was president.”  The Biden administration is approving new oil and gas drilling faster than the Trump or Obama administrations.

As heat waves, floods and other extreme weather events wreak havoc and devastate our communities, it’s up to us to make sure Pres. Biden knows that continuing to allow business as usual in the oil and gas industry is completely unacceptable.

Click here to sign the petition to Pres. Biden: Stop allowing new oil and gas drilling on public lands and waters.

 

 


 

 

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