INSIDE ENERGY: Bishop Of Top Coal State Calls The Pope’s Climate Encyclical A "Call To Action"

Jul 10, 2015

Bishop Paul Etienne during Sunday Mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Credit Dan Boyce

Pope Francis made international headlines last month by calling on the world to proactively address human-caused climate change.

The document, a so-called encyclical, is one of the most important statements a pope can issue.

Shortly after its release, Inside Energy reporter Dan Boyce sat down with Paul Etienne, Catholic Bishop of Cheyenne.

His diocese, or jurisdiction, covers the entire state of Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal producer.

In this interview, Etienne says the encyclical is an explicit call to action, for Wyoming’s faithful and non-faithful alike.