California measure fails to create green jobs
Julia Horowitz, MyWay
Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved.
Papal Encyclical On Climate Change Puts Coal Country Catholics In Tough Spot
Aaron Schrank, National Public Radio
Kevin Roberts is president of Wyoming Catholic College. He says environmentalists are exploiting the Pope’s words to push an agenda that hurts Wyoming. That’s as state leaders fight President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which would require the state to cut its carbon emissions by about 40 percent over the next 15 years.
Lay Catholics Responding Negatively to Pope’s Climate Change Pus
Elizabeth Yore, Somewhat Reasonable
Many lay Roman Catholics see this encyclical as a “political statement” reaching beyond the traditional boundaries of Catholic doctrine. More than 20 protesters lined up along Chapman Ave. at the entrance to Christ Cathedral in Orange, Calif., to protest the event as well as the Pope’s climate change encyclical. About 125 people attended the forum.
Asian Catholic leaders call for ‘practical solutions’ to climate crisis
Abby Seiff, UCA News
Fr D’Silva admitted that the Church would struggle to influence governments in the region’s Catholic minority countries, but said such challenges can be addressed through unity.
Pope’s climate push at odds with US Catholic oil investments
Daily Times (Pakistan)
“Now that the Pope has made his views clear, it is up to the different forces within the Vatican and within the Catholic Church – the conservatives versus the progressives – to figure out the change,” said Yossi Cadan, a senior divestment campaigner at 350.org.