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People vs Fossil Fuels

Grassroots and frontline climate justice leaders with People vs. Fossil Fuels, a coalition of over 1,200 groups working to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure have released the following statement regarding Joe Manchins’ decision to remove his dirty deal language from the Continuing Resolution yesterday:

“The failure of the dirty deal is a testament to the power of the people. For too long Black, Indigenous, communities of the global majority and poor white communities have been sacrifice zones for fossil fuel executives’ windfall profits. Environmental racism has stolen so much from our communities for too long and we will fight for all we can save. People vs. Fossil Fuels celebrates this momentum but knows there is still so much more work to do to protect our climate and communities. Through sit-ins, rallies, letters, phone banks and more, we have mobilized as a coalition of over 1,200 groups to push elected officials and President Biden to take the bold leadership science demands to keep fossil fuels in the ground, declare a climate emergency and protect the air, water, and land we depend on for healthy futures. The dirty permitting side deal may have stalled this time around, but the fight continues. We will remain vigilant as Republicans warn they will bring it back next month because we know it will take people power to win the fight against fossil fuels. "

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