Mormons Want to Save The Planet: it’s part of their theology but many shy away from being called environmentalists 

By Emma Penrod- published 03/27/2018 in the Salt Lake Tribune’s LDS Conference edition insert   There are many words Farmington resident Alicia Connell might use to describe herself. Mormon. Mother. Realtor. But up until a few years ago, ”environmental activist” didn’t seem to fit.  “It’s not that it was told to me by the church, […]

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America to Trump and Zinke: Don’t Touch National Monuments 

New analysis finds near-unanimous support of Bears Ears and other national monuments as public comment period closes, including a 9‑to‑1 margin among Utahns by Aaron Weiss- Media Director for Center for Western Priorities- published July 10, 2017 in Medium Corporation’s Westwise online publication With just hours remaining in President Trump’s 60-day public comment period reviewing 21 years of […]

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MESA’s Statement Following The Utah DEQ’s Affirmative Vote on The New Rules on Monitoring and Repairing Leaks at Well Sites 

by Ty Markham, Chair of MESA- posted on January 4, 2018 A few months ago in October (2017), as part of MESA’s campaign to support Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality (the DEQ’s) new rules on monitoring, reporting and repairing of toxic leaks at well sites, MESA created a petition expressing support of the new rules.  […]

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MESA’s petition to the Utah Dept. of Environmental Quality 

As God’s earthly stewards we must protect His gift of divine creation!   Support Clean Air! by Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance Tell the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) you support clean air standards.  Heavenly Father has made us accountable for protecting and preserving our earthly home for future generations. But rising smog levels brought on […]

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Paleontology of Bears Ears National Monument, Utah 

This is a guest post to the PLOS Paleontology Community by guest blogger Robert Gay. Rob is the Curator of Education at the Museum of Western Colorado, and also frequently contributes to the blog Prehistoric Pub. He can be found on Twitter @Paleorob. Thank you, Rob, for contributing to the PLOS Paleo Community! The opinions and views expressed herein are those of […]

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MESA Chair’s Letter to Secretary of Interior designee Ryan Zinke 

  February 9, 2017 Dear Hon. Zinke, Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Leader Pelosi: I am writing on behalf of Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance (AKA: “MESA”), a 501-c3 non-profit registered in Utah which I chair.  MESA represents the views of LDS Church members and followers in Utah and across the nation.  We connect […]

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Grassroots Organizations’ Climate Solidarity Statement 

Over the past few years, the U.S. Climate Network and Oxfam have been tracking nationwide grassroots organizations and uprisings focused on local & global climate issues.  The two organizations are spearheading an effort to awaken members of Congress to the extent of this groundswell calling for swift action to confront the urgent and real dangers […]

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Air Activist: The Good Air Citizen 

Air Activist: The Good-Air Citizen Written by  Marjorie McCloy for The Catalyst Magazine, Jan. 6, 2013. In late October I was walking in my leafy 9th and 9th neighborhood when my attention was snagged by a good-looking guy walking toward the sidewalk. He was carrying something, but since I was looking at him I didn’t notice what it […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Would Harm Our Environment 

By Michele Nash-Hoff (published on Huffington Post- 11-14-13) Proponents say that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement would be a platform for economic integration and government deregulation for nations surrounding the Pacific Rim and facilitate free trade to counter China’s financial influence in Asia and the Pacific. The negotiating parties include Australia, Brunei, Canada, […]

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Stericycle Update Press Conference Needs MESA Support 

This information came yesterday from Brian Moench, MD Date/Time Date(s) – 11/14/2013 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location Salt Lake County Building- County Council Chambers Info:  There are three points to be made at the press conference.  1.  The Governor’s Health Study is completely inadequate, and waiting for months for it to be completed is […]

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Selected Scriptures and Church Leader Statements on Environmental Stewardship and Conservation 

From the official LDS website at http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/environment-statements A strong heritage of stewardship of the earth and reverence for all of God’s creations is found in the scriptures and the writings and statements of Church leaders. Hebrews 1:1-2 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the […]

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