December 12, 2018

350.org on Joe Manchin becoming ranking member on Senate Energy Committee

Washington, DC — In response to the promotion of Sen. Joe Manchin to the ranking position on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve offered the following statement:

“Appointing Senator Manchin as ranking member of the Energy Committee is completely at odds with any plan for real climate action. Manchin has taken every opportunity to put Big Oil before the health and safety of communities and our climate. Yet not even this foolish decision can stop the groundswell of momentum that’s building for a Green New Deal. With the leadership of communities and support from truly progressive members of Congress, we’ll fight tooth and nail for climate policy that transitions us off fossil fuels to a 100% renewable energy economy.”

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

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