Friends of the Earth US responds to leaked Manchin memo on reconciliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A memo leaked today outlining Senator Joe Manchin’s priorities for reconciliation legislation. They include the means testing of welfare benefits, the preservation of existing fossil fuel subsidies, and an overall size limit of $1.5 trillion.

Friends of the Earth Climate and Energy Justice Program Manager Lukas Ross issued the following statement in response:

There are 49 other Senators who have just as much leverage over this process as Joe Manchin. Leader Schumer must hold the line for climate justice. This is a historic chance to end fossil fuel subsidies and invest in a livable future. We can’t waste this opportunity to pass meaningful climate legislation because there might not be another.

Expert contact: Lukas Ross, (202) 222-0724, [email protected]
Communications contact: Brittany Miller, (202) 222-0746, [email protected]

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