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    Opinion | Defeat of Manchin’s Dirty Deal Is a Win for Environmental Justice and Health Equity

    Facing fierce resistance from frontline communities and concerned citizens across the country, Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) withdrew his so called “permitting reform” provision from the must-pass government funding bill Tuesday.

    This victory was made possible through weeks of intense grassroots organizing under the leadership of Indigenous and frontline communities. Over 400 scientists and health professionals, including the president of the American Lung Association, sent letters outlining the climate and health risks of Manchin’s permitting bill and called on the Senate to denounce the dirty deal. Last week, leaders of 13 environmental justice organizations participated in civil disobedience protests in Washington D.C and risked arrest. Americans across the country called their Senators, participated in meetings, and urged them to separate Manchin’s harmful provision from…

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