February 6, 2011 By Bishop Greg Rickel and the Rev. Hunt Priest The Columbian
The state of Washington is at a crossroads. Last year, the U.S. Senate failed to consider a national climate and energy bill, and there are now congressional attempts to repeal the Clean Air Act and curtail the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to protect our environment and public health. We can hope and pray for positive federal action, but we cannot count on it.