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Inflation Reduction Act passes the Senate with historic climate investments, permanent black lung excise tax extension, rural energy infrastructure and more

CONTACT: Molly Moore, Director of Program Communications, (847) 401-3633, molly@appvoices.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains many of the climate and energy investments that President Biden pushed for in his Build Back

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Appalachian Voices opposes permitting reform proposal by Sen. Manchin and Democratic leadership

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Residents of every Appalachian and environmental justice community deserve to benefit from climate policy, and we firmly oppose any approach by Congress that sacrifices frontline communities as part of a political bargain.

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Reconciliation package includes billions of dollars in climate spending

The climate investments included in this package are crucial and urgent. The reduction in carbon emissions they’ll lead to are badly needed, but they will also help the places that have powered the United States for generations finally reach their full economic potential.

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Virginia state lawmakers call on U.S. Senate to pass climate reconciliation bill

Virginia legislators sent a letter to Sens. Kaine and Warner supporting a budget reconciliation package under negotiation that invests $555 billion in climate and clean energy.

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Groups urge Biden and Congress to ensure climate action helps coal-impacted communities

Congress is working on a clean-energy package. Groups across Appalachia want to make sure these investments benefit communities long hurt by coal and power plant pollution improve their economic fortunes.

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Appalachian groups urge Biden, Congress to ensure climate action helps energy transition communities

APPALACHIA — Today, dozens of Appalachian organizations and national partners submitted a letter to President Joe Biden, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to make sure that a budget reconciliation package under negotiation in Congress targets climate action spending in ways that help communities in coal-impacted Appalachia and elsewhere benefit from the transition to a clean-energy economy.

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