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Legislative Concerns

The following Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism informational pages outline the most pressing environmental issues. Each webpage provides background information, Jewish resources, updated legislation, Union for Reform Judaism Resolutions and suggestions for how to take action and get involved.

Environment
A brief summary of environmental issues.

Clean Water
Outlines clean water issues from wetlands destruction to lead poisoning to mountaintop removal.

Climate Change and Energy
Information on the environmental impact of energy use.

Endangered Species
Outlines the major animal and plant extinction crises we currently face.

Environmental Health
Explains the connection between the environmental choices we make and human health.

Environmental Justice
Information on how to protect impoverished communities that are most at risk for environmental threats including floods, heat waves, etc.

Forests
Identifies issues of logging, mining, road building and other ecologically damaging activities affecting national forests.

Takings Legislation
The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment declares "private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation." Lately, this clause has been used to require compensation when environmental regulations reduce value of property.

Smart Growth and Sustainability
Background information on reducing resource consumption while assisting developing nations.

 
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