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LCV Statement on Senate Failure to Pass Permitting Deal

Dec 15, 2022

Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to the failed Senate vote on attaching Manchin’s Building American Energy Security Act to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Matthew Davis, Senior Director of Government Affairs:

“This failed amendment would have prioritized the interests of the fossil fuel industry at the expense of the environment and health of frontline communities, who are disproportionately Black, Indigenous, communities of color and low-wealth communities. It is time to move forward with real solutions that center the most impacted communities as we swiftly transition to a more healthy, equitable and just clean energy economy.”

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