December 5, 2018

350.org on potential appointment of Joe Manchin to Energy Committee leadership

Washington, DC — In response to a potential promotion of Sen. Joe Manchin to the ranking position on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Julian Brave NoiseCat, 350.org US Policy Analyst offered the following statement:

“Joe Manchin could not be further out of step with his colleagues on the climate crisis, and shouldn’t be anywhere near leadership that determines our energy policy. As someone who took over a million dollars in fossil fuel industry donations, he’s the textbook example of a bought-and-paid-for politician — we might as well give a coal executive that promotion. With our climate and communities at stake, our job is to push Congress to support a Green New Deal that puts millions of people to work building a 100% renewable energy economy for all.”

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Contact: Dani Heffernan, dani@350.org, +1 (305) 992-1544

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