Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Fracking Amid Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S.

Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Fracking Amid Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S.

This blog post was originally published on EcoWatch.

By Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director

Earlier this year, Pope Francis called for decisive climate action in his encyclical. Now, while the Pope is visiting the U.S. for the first time, faith leaders across the country are speaking out against fracking—a form of extreme fossil fuel extraction that hurts our health and communities, contributes to climate change, and will prolong our dependence on oil and gas at the expense of the development of truly renewable energy.

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