US Catholic bishops press Congress to pass $555 billion climate legislation

By Brian Roewe
June 9, 2022

The U.S. bishops threw their support behind federal legislation that would direct roughly a half-trillion dollars to address climate change, writing to lawmakers in Washington that “this is a critical time” for climate investments and the proposed bundle of policies “offer a comprehensive path to achieving net zero emissions.”

The bishops' backing of a $555 billion climate bill that has languished on Capitol Hill for months came via a June 8 letter to members of Congress from Archbishop Paul Coakley, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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