Climate Strike - September 23rd
Start: Friday, September 23, 2022• 5:00 PM
#RiseUp for #Climate Justice!
In order to pass the renewable energy incentives contained within the Inflation Reduction Act, a separate fossil fuel permitting backroom deal was struck between Senator Schumer and Manchin. This dirty pipeline permitting deal would drastically erode bedrock environmental protections like NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act), the Clean Water Act and undercut meaningful consultation and input from communities most impacted by extractive industries.
Manchin’s dirty deal would fast-track climate and environmental destruction and endanger the health and lives of front-line communities. If this side deal is attached to must-pass legislation like a continuing resolution to fund the government (the federal government runs out of funding on Sept 30th), it would almost guarantee the completion of the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline which alone could release the emissions equivalent of 18-26 coal-fired power plants.
Climate Justice activists have staged sit-ins at top senate offices across the U.S. (including here in Washington State at Senator Patty Murray’s office where 8 people were arrested). We’ve called and met with Representatives like Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal who joined with 70+ congresspersons and 10 committee chairs to sign on to a open-letter to Senate-Majority Leader Schumer and House-Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling on leadership to oppose Manchin’s dirty deal. Frontline communities have rallied in DC and 13 Executive Directors from environmental justice organizations like Greenpeace and Indigenous Environmental Network.
Now, we need your help to showcase the power and determination of our movements at the next Climate Strike on September 23rd.
Join us this September 23rd, to rise up for Climate Justice!
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