Will Schumer and Pelosi Throw Environmental Justice Communities Under the Bus?
December 5, 2022
This is an unconscionable attempt from a Senator who puts the wants and needs of oil and gas lobbyists above those of his own constituents and our country.
WASHINGTON DC (December 5, 2022)–In response to the rumored inclusion of Senator Manchin’s “Dirty Deal” in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) draft text, Anusha Narayanan, climate campaign director at Greenpeace USA, said: “This is the ultimate betrayal of Black, Brown, and low-income communities who for too long have been sacrificed to fossil fuel greed. Sen. Manchin is once again trying to sneak in handouts to the oil and gas industry that threaten the health and safety of our communities and drive us further into the mounting climate crisis. And Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer seem prepared to go along with it. But they can’t profess concern for environmental justice on one hand while simultaneously throwing communities under the bus once again. They do however have a choice: allow the top recipient of oil and gas campaign contributions to derail our chances for a livable planet OR stop the Dirty Deal once and for all.
“This is an unconscionable attempt from a Senator who puts the wants and needs of oil and gas lobbyists above those of his own constituents and our country. Over 750 organizations representing environmental justice, frontline leaders, community protectors, activists, and environmentalists came together to stop this same Dirty Deal in October and we will do it again.”
Contact: Jamie Kalliongis, Campaign Communications Director, [email protected], 314-651-7497
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