A new report analyzes how the Inflation Reduction Act fails to reduce fossil fuel production or alleviate impact on environmental justice communities, and that current policies will instead lead to a deadly increase in oil and gas production and exports.
Today is a major defeat for the Manchin and American Petroleum Institute-approved bill which would have fast-tracked the Mountain Valley Pipeline and other fossil fuel projects.
Approving new gas pipelines and liquified natural gas export facilities would lead to hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year for decades to come.
A group of 13 environmental and community leaders are calling on the Senate to reject Senator Manchin’s proposal to undermine environmental and community review and fast-track oil, gas, coal and mining projects.
“All Congress members should speak out publicly to stand with frontline communities and reject Joe Manchin’s dirty deal,” said Collin Rees.
More than 650 organizations sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposing the fossil fuel expansion ‘side deal’ proposed by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin.
More than 650 climate, environmental justice, public health, youth, and progressive organizations sent a letter opposing the fossil fuel ‘side deal’ being advanced by Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer.
“The Inflation Reduction Act has come at a tremendously high price that will be disproportionately paid by Black, Indigenous, family farming, people of the global majority, and working-class communities. We cannot afford additional giveaways to the fossil fuel industry in a deal that Democratic Leaders negotiated with Senator Manchin.”