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For Immediate Release

Expert contact: Lukas Ross, (202) 222-0724,
Communications contact: Brittany Miller, (202) 222-0746, 

Friends of the Earth Us Responds to Leaked Manchin Memo on Reconciliation



A memo leaked today outlining Senator Joe Manchin's priorities for reconciliation legislation. They include the means testing of welfare benefits, the preservation of existing fossil fuel subsidies, and an overall size limit of $1.5 trillion.

Friends of the Earth Climate and Energy Justice Program Manager Lukas Ross issued the following statement in response:

There are 49 other Senators who have just as much leverage over this process as Joe Manchin. Leader Schumer must hold the line for climate justice. This is a historic chance to end fossil fuel subsidies and invest in a livable future. We can't waste this opportunity to pass meaningful climate legislation because there might not be another.

Friends of the Earth fights for a more healthy and just world. Together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.

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