US main street banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America have provided loans to Mountain Valley Pipeline since the beginning. These banks have continued pouring money into the project over recent years, despite numerous warnings that the project has been financially unsustainable, a threat to the climate and environmental justice communities in Appalachia.
“By voting for a dirty deal that fast-tracks the Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline and guts bedrock environmental laws, Congress betrayed people and the planet.”
“By sneaking deadly policies into must-pass legislation, Congress is sacrificing frontline communities and making a mockery of the democratic process.”
“This is a manufactured crisis designed specifically to hurt working people, and our leaders don’t have to participate in this deadly charade. Congress should reject these poison pills that have no relation to the debt ceiling and pass a clean increase,” said Collin Rees.
The Biden administration’s claims that the Mountain Valley Pipeline would help Europe or benefit national security — in Europe, in the United States, or anywhere else — are wildly unfounded.
“We must draw a red line and say no to Republicans taking our economy hostage to line the pockets of the fossil fuel industry,” said Allie Rosenbluth.
“The Senate’s rejection of this dangerous bill is a resounding victory for environmental justice communities and the climate,” said Rees.
Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin — the fossil fuel-financed, coal- and gas-loving Democratic Senator from West Virginia — failed in his latest bid to attach his “dirty deal” to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act.
“Fast-tracking giveaways to the fossil fuel industry is the opposite of climate leadership, and we won’t stop fighting to protect our communities and the climate,” said Collin Rees.
“We’ve defeated Manchin’s dirty deal twice so far, and we’ll do it as many times as we must until communities and the climate are safe from rampant oil and gas expansion,” said Collin Rees.