The “Dirty Deal” of Senator Manchin Threatens Our Planet

by Duane Nichols on December 8, 2022

Join CCAN's Virtual Night of Action to STOP Manchin's Dirty Deal!

Manchin Releases Permitting Text and Urges Colleagues to Support MVP and Permitting Amendment to NDAA

From the Appeal of Grace Tuttle, Protect Our Water—Heritage—Rights, December 7, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the full text of the Building American Energy Security Act of 2022. He also urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include this comprehensive, bipartisan permitting reform and complete the critical Mountain Valley Pipeline.

“Failing to pass the bipartisan, comprehensive energy permitting reform that our country desperately needs is not an acceptable option. As our energy security becomes more threatened every day, Americans are demanding Congress put politics aside and act on commonsense solutions to solve the issues facing us. The Senate must vote to amend the NDAA to ensure the comprehensive, bipartisan permitting reform our country desperately needs is included,” said Chairman Manchin.

To read the Building American Energy Security Act of 2022 in full, click here.

To read a summary of the changes, click here.


Description: Join CCAN’s Virtual Night of Action to STOP Manchin’s Dirty Deal!

It’s time. Our senators need to hear from us. We will not stand for Manchin’s dirty deal. We can’t make policy with backroom negotiations that exclude impacted communities. We can’t keep feeding our addiction to fossil fuels.

Our goal is to get 150 residents to email their senator in one night to stop the dirty deal.

6:00-6:15 Latest policy update, Q&A
6:15-6:30 Outreach to personal VA friends and family
6:30-7:00 Textbank with CCAN

>> Grace Tuttle, Development & Programs Coordinator
Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR)


P.S. The members of the US Congress need to hear from you. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is trying to include his Dirty Deal – to roll back bedrock environmental protections and force the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline – in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We can only block this if enough Senators stand up and promise to vote against the NDAA if it includes the Dirty Deal.

Priority List:
Senator Kaine (202) 224-4024
Senator Warner (202) 224-2023
Senator Carper (202) 224-2441
Senator Schumer (202) 224-6542
Senator Schatz (202) 224-3934
Senator Murray (202) 224-2621
Senator Reed (202) 224-4642
Senator Leahy (202) 224-4242
Senator Warnock (202) 224-3643

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Maury Johnson December 8, 2022 at 11:12 am

People VS Fossil Fuels Coalition, December 8, 2022

Forwarded by Maury Johnson, Monroe County, WV

Hi All. The CPC voted to oppose adding the dirty deal on the NDAA! Huge thanks to all who’ve been lobbying them for months!

After we succeeded in keeping the dirty deal off the base text for the NDAA that the House is likely to send to the Senate, Manchin dropped the latest version of his dirty deal. It’s largely the same as the last, except it’s even more fossil-fuel friendly.

It tightens deadlines for environmental review and ensures even more of the priority projects to be expedited are fossil fuels. Changes from the last version are outlined here:

Manchin is now trying to get the dirty deal amended onto the NDAA when it comes to the Senate.

So, we’re driving calls to Senators. The best thing folks can do is call their senators and ask their networks to call their senators. Everyone has to call twice to get both senators. If helpful, you can use and share the following phone number and script:

…………………… (888) 997 – 5380

“Hi, my name is ___, and I’m a constituent. I’m urging my senator to vote NO on any amendment that would advance Senator Manchin’s dirty permitting deal. I’m deeply concerned about any legislation that fast-tracks fossil fuels & weakens environmental justice protections.”

Please also call Senator Schumer. His DC number is (202) 224 – 6542. Ask him to stop supporting the dirty deal!


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