11 Climate Activists Arrested at Sit-In Protest of Sen. Joe Manchin’s “Dirty Side Deal”

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2022
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Tim Aubry / Greenpeace

In Washington, D.C., Capitol police arrested 11 environmental and community leaders Thursday as they nonviolently blockaded the entrance to the Senate Office Building. The sit-in protest came a day after West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin unveiled a permitting reform bill that would speed federal review of energy projects. The legislation would limit environmental and community review of oil, gas, coal and mining projects, while fast-tracking approval of the Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline and other fossil fuel projects. The bill has the support of both the White House and...

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