Stop Manchin’s dirty deal

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As part of the deal to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, Senators Manchin and Schumer are introducing a separate piece of legislation that would fast-track permit approvals for dangerous fossil fuel projects.

No one has seen the official legislation yet, but the one-page summary of the deal that was leaked is a disaster. It guts bedrock environmental protections that further disempower one of the few ways in which communities can fight back, endangers public health, fast-tracks fossil fuels, and pushes approval for Manchin’s pet project, the Mountain Valley Pipeline. And get this – a draft legislative text that’s circulating even bears a watermark from the American Petroleum Institute.

This is a dirty deal written by and for the fossil fuel industry. It also has a real chance of passing because Leader Schumer could attach this legislation to a must-pass government spending bill this September, a problematic move regardless of the context. We must do everything we can to stop this legislation in its tracks.

Protecting our communities and climate is more important than giving Senator Manchin another present to take back to his fossil fuel industry donors. Help stop this dirty deal by writing to your Members of Congress and urging them to pledge right now to oppose this dirty side deal that benefits the fossil fuel industry.

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