Schumer: Kill the Dirty Pipeline Deal Rally
Start: Thursday, August 18, 2022• 9:00 AM
Stand up to Senator Schumer and the fossil fuel industry at a rally this Thursday at Schumer's Manhattan office, to demand that he kill a deal to fast track the approval process to build pipelines & other fossil fuel infrastructure.
Senator Schumer’s office
780 Third Ave Manhattan NY 10017
9:00 am- 10:30 am
Senator Schumer made an insidious deal with West Virginia Senator and fossil fuel industry shill Joe Manchin. Schumer agreed to a so-called “side deal” to pass "permitting reform" which would fast track governmental approvals for fossil fuel projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline, in exchange for Manchin's vote on the climate measures that passed last week in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). (Important note: this “permitting reform deal” is separate legislation from the IRA, which already passed both houses of Congress last week.)
If passed by Congress, this permitting reform deal would make it much harder for states to stop pipelines. In New York, activists have successfully blocked the Williams NESE Pipeline, Constitution Pipeline, Northern Access Pipeline, and Pilgrim Pipelines. This deal would make such fights much more difficult to win, endangering frontline communities and our climate.The IRA's climate benefits were already severely watered down by Senator Manchin's enormous handouts and subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. We cannot allow Senator Schumer or the rest of Congress to give away any more handouts to the fossil fuel industry.
Schumer must kill this poison pill, kill the dirty pipeline deal.
Join Food & Water Watch, Sunrise NYC, No North Brooklyn Pipeline Coalition, Sane Energy Project, Rise and Resist, and 350NYC for this urgent action at Senator Schumer’s office this Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 am.