The climate movement is stronger coming out of this win and that is because we followed those on the front lines.
Though Manchin may work with the GOP to revive the proposal later, the fact that it’s currently off the table is a win.
The deal was taken out of the must-pass budget bill on Tuesday after it became clear it wouldn’t have the votes to pass.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a corporate group allied with fossil fuel interests, called Manchin’s bill “thoughtful.”
Climate advocates say that Manchin’s proposal isn’t a mere side deal, but rather a huge fossil fuel expansion bill.
Manchin’s proposal, released on Wednesday, “would open the door for massive abuse and corruption,” one Democrat said.
Joe Manchin is reportedly calling in oil and gas executives to build GOP support for his anti-environmental side deal.
The Democrats say that handouts to Big Oil being considered by Congress “undermine the law in the name of ‘reform.’”
Senators Sinema, Manchin and Schumer are among the top recipients of private equity and investment industry money.
The extractive industries that create sacrifice zones to profit must be stopped, say organizers.