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    Fresh off Inflation Reduction Act win, Catholic groups push to further environmental justice | Earthbeat

    Representatives of faith groups hold banners for a group picture at the “No Sacrifice Zones: Appalachian Resistance Comes to D.C.” rally on Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C. (EarthBeat photo/Aleja Hertzler-McCain)

    Washington, D.C. — Fresh off passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and its historic investments in combating climate change, Catholic groups who celebrated the new law are turning their attention to environmental justice concerns within it, as well as new legislation to protect communities in the path of future energy projects.

    At the forefront is a proposed bill from Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to streamline the permitting process for energy infrastructure projects. The legislation would shorten the timeline of environmental reviews for both fossil fuel and…

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