Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he would not support a new reconciliation package that includes investments in climate and environmental justice. In response, Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued the following statement:
“Today’s news makes it clear that Senator Manchin is determined to stand on the wrong side of history. We’re in a climate emergency with no time to spare, and this announcement is a tragic setback for desperately needed congressional action. In the absence of legislation, the president must put the full powers of the federal government to work and keep his promise to catalyze climate solutions, reform federal fossil fuels policy, and aggressively rein in fossil pollution. It’s past time to deliver climate justice at home, and climate leadership globally.”
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people's health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
“Our clients are community groups, farmworker communities, other nonprofit environmental and public-health organizations, scientists — and we will continue to hold the government accountable to the law.”