"The preeminent Jewish value is pikuah nefesh, the saving of a life. While it may be hard to see this with our bare eyes, we know that strong regulation of power plants and other pollution sources save lives, and particularly lives of people who live near these polluting sources. This is what it means to be good neighbors. We Pennsylvanians need to count on the EPA and the Biden Administration to be reliable and accountable partners to implement the strongest carbon emission rules possible to protect our health and live out our most important values. This is a moral issue that can’t be ignored."
Rabbi Nathan Martin, Congregation Beth Israel, Pennsylvania