2022-09-09 12:59:25

Appalachians Protest Manchin's Mountain Valley Pipeline Plan; Sanders Decries "Disastrous Side Deal"

Climate activists from as far away as Alaska, Indigenous peoples, and Appalachians rallied in Washington, D.C., Thursday against the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The protest — No Sacrifice Zones! — spoke out against concessions to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin included in the Inflation Reduction Act that would expedite the pipeline slated to cut through Appalachia, as Senator Bernie Sanders gave an address on the Senate floor calling it a "disastrous side deal" to the Inflation Reduction Act that undermines climate activism. We speak with two environmental activists in D.C. who helped organize the protest, Crystal Cavalier-Keck and Russell Chisholm. "We do not want this dirty deal that Senator Joe Manchin is pushing forward," says Cavalier-Keck. "This project must be stopped, and these extractive industries that create sacrifice zones must also be stopped," says Chisholm.

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