Sign the petition: Stop Manchin's Dirty Deal. Congress cannot sacrifice our communities and our climate for oil, coal, and gas industry profits.
Congress successfully passed the Inflation Reduction Act which included the largest investment in renewable energy this country has seen. However, this deal came as a result of concessions that further jeopardize the health and well being of frontline communities who are most vulnerable to climate injustice – in fact, it could put communities directly in harm's way.
Senator Manchin made a deal with Senator Schumer that will hurt our communities: a Dirty Deal that could fast-track numerous coal, crude oil, and gas development projects across the country.
If passed, this Dirty Deal would directly threaten the frontline communities, primarily low-income and people of color, who live adjacent to polluting fossil fuel infrastructure – harming their neighborhoods, polluting their air and water supply, endangering wildlife, and accelerating the climate crisis.
The Dirty Deal takes aim at the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA), two bedrock environmental protection laws, adding additional barriers to public consultation. The coal, crude oil, and natural gas projects from the Dirty Deal could disproportionately harm these frontline communities, particularly Black, Indigenous, and Latine communities, in areas with major fossil-fuel industries like the Gulf Coast, the Permian Basin, Appalachia, and Alaska. And the science is crystal clear: we cannot afford any new coal, oil, or gas projects if we are going to avoid climate catastrophe.
House Leadership must not include Manchin’s Dirty Deal in the Continuing Resolution that must be voted on by September 30th. We can defeat this undemocratic deal by not honoring it in the first place. If Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional Leaders decide they are on the side of backroom deals and fossil fuel lobbyists, then Progressives must hold the line and oppose any legislation that includes Manchin’s Dirty Deal. We will not sacrifice the health and well-being of frontline communities to further pad the deep pockets of one fossil fuel crony.
Democrats don’t owe Manchin anything after he spent upwards of a year dragging his feet on crucial climate action and common sense policies for the people. We cannot allow Manchin’s Dirty Deal to pass. We will not sacrifice the health and well-being of frontline communities on the altar of corporate greed. We cannot sacrifice climate stability simply to garner immense wealth for the very industry responsible for the climate crisis and the politicians who enable their climate tyranny.
Sign the petition: Demand your Member of Congress stop Manchin’s Dirty Deal.
From: [Your Name]
If passed, Manchin’s Dirty Deal could threaten the frontline communities, primarily low-income and people of color, who routinely suffer at the hands of fossil fuel racism. For far too long, polluting coal, crude oil, and gas projects such as refineries, pipelines and extraction sites have been hurting low-income neighborhoods, polluting their air and water supply, endangering wildlife, and accelerating the climate crisis. I implore you as my elected representative to stop Manchin’s Dirty Deal – we demand you halt the sacrificing of frontline communities on the altar of corporate greed.