Says Gutow: "While the community does not speak in one voice on this issue, we also do not allow complexity to inhibit us from weighing in. We are seeking answers while recognizing that there is no ideologically pure answer. Five years ago, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) led 10 Jewish communal organizations to endorse priorities for climate change and energy policy. In so doing, [these] groups ... prioritized domestic energy security and stated that [they] do not support reliance on liquid coal or tar sands for energy."
RRC was a co-sponsor of COEJL's 2012 Jewish Environmental and Energy Imperative Declaration.