“PennFuture applauds Sen. Manchin for reversing course and supporting climate provisions in the reconciliation package in Congress,” said Annie Regan, senior program manager at PennFuture. “While full details of the potential Inflation Reduction Act haven’t been released, we are cautiously optimistic that real action will be taken to address the climate crisis at a time when we need it most.
We hope Congress has finally realized that transitioning to a clean energy economy is a win for jobs. Bold climate investments are the antidote to inflation. We can mitigate the effects of climate change while creating good paying union jobs and prioritizing rural and environmental justice communities that have been left behind.
PennFuture and the ReImagine Appalachia coalition laud this announcement and, if this bill becomes law, we will continue to make sure these investments are funded and directed to frontline communities in Pennsylvania that have sacrificed so much at the hands of industry for far too long.”
PennFuture is Pennsylvania’s leading environmental advocacy organization with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie and East Stroudsburg. We are protecting our air, water and land, and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations.
Director of Media Relations