Today, Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly reached a deal on reconciliation legislation that includes investments in climate and environmental justice. Following the news, Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued the following statement:
“It appears that Leader Schumer has negotiated truly historic legislation to address our climate emergency. This is a moment we cannot afford to miss, and we cannot overstate our relief and gratitude to Leader Schumer and his staff for reviving essential legislation. We know this deal comes with painful compromises, and we are anxious to see the details. Meanwhile, we are deeply heartened by what we have heard about the ambitious, unprecedented scale of investments in climate solutions and environmental justice.”
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