Albany Times Union

People of faith sometimes speak inconvenient words, and America is better for it. We believe God calls us to be a voice for poor nations suffering the ravages of climate change, a voice for our children and generations yet unborn and a voice for the beautiful and beleaguered planet Earth.

In New York, the attention of many faith leaders and communities is focused on the imminent danger to our land, air, water and health posed by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." We join with other concerned citizens — doctors, business owners, farmers, chefs, artists, mothers and teachers — to organize and oppose this dangerous natural gas extraction method being considered by the Cuomo administration.

Psalm 24 declares, "The Earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it. For he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters."

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