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Pope Francis would already be proud of our conservation efforts, Nebraska and Omaha-area utilities say

By Russell Hubbard, World-Herald staff writer

Photo: Omaha.Com

Photo: Omaha.Com

Nebraska and Omaha-area energy companies say they’re already on the way to scrubbing up their industry, actions that jibe with Pope Francis’ call this week to curb climate change.

“The pope’s message reinforces a lot of the changes we have undertaken,” said Russ Baker, manager of environmental and regulatory affairs for the Omaha Public Power District, which has 800,000 customers in the region.

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Nebraska leaders: Mix of small changes, broad action necessary after pope’s call on environment

Photo: Religion News Service

Photo: Religion News Service

By Michael O’Connor, Omaha World-Herald 

Carpooling, using public transportation and turning off the lights are a few of the small lifestyle changes people can make to help curb climate change, Pope Francis said Thursday in an encyclical on the environment.

The Rev. Kim Morrow, executive director of Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, said those types of changes would help solve the problem but, “We have to look at the scale of the crisis.”

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Highlights: The pope’s case for environmental protection, Associated Press

Excerpts from pope’s document on climate change and the environment, Associated Press  

Climate change conference shows that Nebraskans have lessons to share

Official statements from world religions on religion and ecology, the Yale Forum