Just two months ago, the grassroots climate movement stopped Joe Manchin’s dirty pipeline deal. Manchin’s plan would fast-track dangerous fossil fuel projects that threaten our climate and communities. We stood together and stopped the dirty deal once, but the fight isn’t over yet.
Schumer and Manchin are once again pushing his pro-fossil fuel, pro-pipeline agenda. They hope to attach it to another must-pass bill between now and the end of the year. But we’re not going down without a fight.
Stopping the Dirty Deal is critical to stopping the Mountain Valley Pipeline and other fossil fuel projects, and protecting our communities from pollution and climate chaos. We will continue to stand up to this dangerous proposal and any other policies that sacrifice any communities.
Call your Members of Congress:
Phone Number: 917-791-2257
(If for any reason this doesn’t connect you to your representatives you can find their number here)
Call the number and use the script below to contact your Representative and Senator. Please leave a voicemail if no one is available to take your call.
Call Script: “Hi, my name is ____, & I’m from ____. I’m deeply concerned about the Energy Independence and Security Act and any legislation that would fast-track fossil fuel projects and undermine the public’s ability to give input on new energy projects. As your constituent, I’m calling to demand that you publicly oppose this dirty deal and do all you can to stop it from being attached to must-pass legislation and passing!”
🧵 Please call your Senators and Representative & urge them to do all you can to block Senator Manchin’s #DirtyDeal. #PeoplevsFossilFuels
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Hi, my name is ____, & I’m from ____. As your constituent, I’m calling to demand that you do all you can to block Senator Manchin’s #DirtyDeal. Protecting our communities and climate is more important than giving away yet another handout to the fossil fuel industry. Stand with the communities impacted by fossil fuels and the climate crisis and stop the dirty deal!
Call the White House!
Phone Number: 202-456-1111
Call between 11 AM – 3 PM EST Tuesday – Thursday, and use the script below, to contact the White House. Please leave a voicemail if no one is available to take your call.
Call Script: “Hi, my name is ____, & I’m from ____. I’m deeply upset that the President is supporting the Energy Independence and Security Act. This bill would fast-track fossil fuel projects and undermine the public’s ability to protect themselves from harmful projects. I’m calling to demand that you stop supporting this dirty deal immediately and commit to rejecting every fossil fuel permit application your Administration receives!”
Senator Manchin and Schumer’s dirty deal would fast-track dangerous fossil fuel projects that threaten our climate and communities.
Under the plan backed by Manchin and fossil fuel CEOs, big polluting oil and gas companies could force through dirty, dangerous fossil fuel projects in any neighborhood and community where they want to build them, cutting the voice of the public out of the process.
This plan would attempt to rubber-stamp the Mountain Valley Pipeline – a dirty project that neighboring communities have said they don’t want and have been fighting for years.
We can’t let the fossil fuel industry build whatever polluting project they want, wherever they want. The public has to be able to have a say – especially the frontline, low-income and BIPOC communities that have far too often been targeted for these projects.
There are better ways to safely reform our infrastructure approval process than this dirty deal that guts bedrock environmental protections, cuts out the voice of the public, endangers public health, and fast-tracks more dangerous fossil fuel projects.
This dirty deal will directly undercut President Biden’s climate agenda and the positive impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act by fast-tracking more climate-polluting fossil fuel projects.
We already paid an incredibly high price with the fossil fuel handouts in the Inflation Reduction Act – from mandates for new leasing to credits for false solutions – and we’re not going to allow our communities to keep being sacrificed.