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What roles should our Government be taking in protecting the environment?

Recently, the United States and multiple nations around the globe had marches in the name of Science after comments from President Trump that he was going to dissolve the EPA and has threatened federal science funding. Now, as a scientist who hopes to continue in a research position at a state school some day, this is a little concerning. I don’t think it is quite the nightmare scenario that people make it out to be, but I do agree that  if we stop research to move America forward then we will stagnate and continue to slip as a global leader. As a Christian my first allegiance is to the kingdom of God and its people, but we all serve on this Earth and we have commands to take care of it (Genesis 2:15, Proverbs 12:10, Revelation 11:18, Genesis 1:26, Proverbs 27:18, Numbers 35:33, Psalm 24:1). We have a command to take care of the Earth as it’s tenants, as I am expected to take care of the apartment that my wife and I rent right now. I have written before about how we a…