Friends of the Earth Celebrates Third Failure of Manchin’s Dirty Deal
WASHINGTON – Today, environmental groups and frontline communities triumphed for the third time as Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) failed to attach the latest iteration of Manchin’s so-called ”permitting reform” provisions as an amendment to the Senate’s 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
This evening’s vote follows last week’s defeat of Manchin’s dirty deal in the House of Representatives.
Ariel Moger, Government and Political Affairs Director at Friends of the Earth, released the following statement:
We are thrilled that Manchin’s push to get his Big Oil wish-list attached to must-pass legislation has failed for the third time.
Leader Schumer and Democrats who voted for the dirty deal should be ashamed of themselves. It is appalling that they are willing to sacrifice frontline communities and the climate to appease Manchin and corporate polluters.
Democratic leadership owes a swift apology to those suffering from environmental racism and climate change impacts for insisting this deal ever see the light of day. They must stop all future attempts to force this dirty deal into any other legislation.
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