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Clergy Call On Dealer To Support Clean Car Standards


January 17, 2019

Photo by the Rev. Ben Wiseman, Mennonite Campus Ministry, State College

Shown presenting the petition for clean car standards are (from left): John Morris, owner, State College Ford; Ron Porter, Pine Grove Mills; Frans Padt, State College; George Dempsie, Williamsburg; the Rev. Jeanne Jacobson, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Hollidaysburg; Greg Williams, Williamsburg.

During the first week of January, local faith and community leaders visited the State College Ford dealership and delivered a petition that calls on the Ford Motor Company to publicly stand by national clean car standards, without compliance loopholes, which could erode its strongest benefits for those who are impacted most by climate change and air pollution.

“Pollution from cars disproportionately harms the most vulnerable among us: children, the elderly, the sick and the poor,” said Greg Williams, board president, PA Interfaith Power & Light. “We are called to serve those less fo...

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