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December 5, 2022
Tuesday Morning Rally on Capitol Hill will Urge Congress to Oppose Sen. Manchin’s Dirty Deal
Lawmakers, Climate Advocates Will Blast Fossil Fuel Giveaway at Cannon Building
WASHINGTON, DC — Members of Congress and climate justice advocates will rally Tuesday morning outside the Cannon House Office Building to oppose U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s so-called ‘permitting reform’ bill, a massive giveaway to the fossil fuel industry.
The U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on a procedural rule that could advance the process of passing Sen. Manchin’s permitting legislation as part of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.
Congressional Democratic leaders are seriously weighing the inclusion of Manchin’s bill — which would rubber-stamp fossil fuel projects and hamstring environmental laws — in the defense act. An upcoming House floor vote will consider a resolution that governs parameters for floor debate of the act. Several members of Congress have indicated they would oppose the rule to thwart the underlying attachment of the “dirty deal” to the defense act.
What: Rally outside of U.S. House of Representatives to oppose Manchin’s fossil fuel giveaway bill
When: 8:00-9:00am ET on Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Where: Outside Cannon House Office Building, at the intersection of C Street and New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC (pin here: https://goo.gl/maps/42Kb6PSzMQUm1Wp37)
Who: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), and climate justice advocates
Sen. Manchin’s bill, introduced this summer and known as the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022, would fast-track fossil fuel projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline and undercut basic environmental protections. The bill was not brought to a vote during the first push for its passage in September.
Reports indicate that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders are considering attaching Manchin’s bill to the National Defense Authorization Act. Earlier today, more than 750 climate and environmental justice groups sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Congressional leadership opposing Manchin’s ‘permitting reform’ deal.