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The Growing Climate Solutions Act Empowers American Farmers

Growing Climate Solutions

The Evangelical Environment Network, our Board of Directors, and our millions of supporters–many of whom are farmers–support The Growing Climate Solutions Act. We applaud the leadership of Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for the bill’s introduction and the overwhelming bipartisan support of 31 U.S. Senators.* The Rev. Mitch Hescox President of The Evangelical Environmental Network released the following statement: 

“Since the earliest biblical record (Genesis 2:15), Christians have been called to tend and care for God’s creation. Many of our nation’s farmers are practicing Christians who believe in this biblical calling but have found it difficult with falling incomes and low crop prices. The Growing Climate Solutions Act provides a way for the agriculture community–especially family farms–to increase income, enrich soil, sequester carbon, and empower American farmers as part of the climate solution. The Growing Climate Solutions Act establishes a Verifier Certification Program providing a uniform carbon measuring method that ensures farmers a fair price and an accountable carbon market.”

*Additional Republican Sponsors

John Boozman (R-AR)^

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Senator John Thune (R-SD) 

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) 

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Senator Ron Wyden (R-OR)

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)

Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Additional Democratic Sponsors

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Senator Tina Smith (D-MN)

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) 

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA)

Additional Independent Senator

Senator Angus King (I-ME)

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