Stop Joe Manchin's Dirty Pipeline Deal!

As part of the negotiations to get the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed through Congress, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was promised by Democratic leadership that a later bill would be pushed this fall to allow the fast-tracking of fossil fuel pipeline projects—particularly his pet project: the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), which when completed would stretch through more than 300 miles of Appalachian forests and front-line communities in Virginia and West Virginia.

According to a leaked draft of the proposed legislation—which was almost entirely written by fossil fuel industry lobbyists—this fast-tracking would be done by bypassing the environmental impact studies and public input required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

This dirty deal would undermine our bedrock environmental protections, endanger public health, wreck ecosystems, accelerate climate change, create a dangerous precedent for public land management, and limit the public’s ability to do anything about it!