CONTACT: Sasha Tenenbaum
Senior Manager, Media and Public Engagement
WASHINGTON, DC—In response to news that Senator Manchin will not support climate investments in a reconciliation package, Moms Clean Air Force’s West Virginia Field Organizer, Lucia Valentine, issued the following statement:
“West Virginia’s families are outraged and disappointed that Manchin has decided not to invest in critical climate solutions. His unwillingness to take action hurts the many families and communities in our state who are already experiencing the impacts of the climate crisis. But more than that, it hurts West Virginia’s economy and costs us jobs. It’s frustrating to know that he has squandered the chance to bring massive clean energy and climate investments into our state.
“West Virginians have suffered far too long the negative environmental impacts that heavy industry has had on our state. We need leaders who are climate champions and will fight to protect the Mountain State and its people.”