Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church passes resolution opposing Rockwool factory location

Press Release, May 23, 2019

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church passes resolution opposing Rockwool factory location

Contact: Than Hitt, thanhitt1@gmail.com

Shepherdstown WV – Today Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (SPC) is releasing a statement passed by the governing body of the church opposing the location of the planned Rockwool factory in Jefferson County, WV.

The resolution cites concerns over air quality, children’s health, sustainable development, climate change, and safe drinking water. The resolution was passed unanimously by SPC Session which is a body of elected elders who govern each local Presbyterian church.

“This is a moral issue,” said Than Hitt, SPC Mission Committee member, “the location of this factory puts our community at risk, so we are called to take a stand.”

SPC is recognized as an Earth Care Congregation within the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is dedicated to environmental stewardship locally and globally.

Please use the links below to view SPC’s Open Letter to the CEO of Rockwool, our resolution, and the original press release.

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