Thank you to all those who took action to stop Senator Manchin’s dirty side deal! Once again Manchin tried to put forward his deal, which would have undermined the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), fast-tracked fossil fuel projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and allowed BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and other frontline communities to once become sacrifice zones for fossil fuel companies’ profit. This time, Manchin was trying to get the deal attached to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
But once again – we stopped the deal in its tracks. This was a huge win for the climate justice movement, and shows the power of people like you showing up in huge numbers. This is a testament to grassroots organizing, and the work of People vs. Fossil Fuels (PVFF) — a frontline-led coalition we are honored to be a part of.
This was a huge win, AND the fight isn’t over. Manchin is still doing all he can to attach his fossil fuel provisions to the NDAA as an amendment in the Senate, which may come to a vote as soon as Tuesday (12/14). Even if he fails there, Democratic leadership may still try to attach his provisions to the end-of-year spending bill.