Christian environmental group highlights need for action

Christian environmental group highlights need for action on climate change

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The tour focuses on the human health aspect of climate change. The tour focuses on the human health aspect of climate change.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - An environmental group visited Knoxville Thursday to highlight higher standards in climate change.

The "I Will Act on Climate" tour will hit a total of 21 states, drumming up support on a local level.

The tour, consisting of clergy, business leaders, and park rangers, kicked off with a prayer breakfast at the Boys and Girls Club Thursday morning.

Group officials say the tour reaches beyond political party lines and focuses on human health issues.

"Get our churches involved in things like park cleanup, making sure that as Christians there is a real obligation to steward for the sake of our kids and the sake of our grandkids. So for us, mercury in the unborn is a Christian issue, what you buy in products, toxins you're exposed to is a human life issue," said Alex Laushkin of the Evangelical Environmental Network.

The effort comes two weeks after President Obama announced the nation's first ever limits on carbon pollution.

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