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Joe Manchin Turns His Back on West Virginians

Democratic Senator Sinks Federal Investment Plan to Fight Inflation Through Lower Energy Prices and More Jobs. CCAN Action Fund Joins Allies Demanding that Senate Leaders Strip Manchin of Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairmanship HILLSBORO, WEST VIRGINIA — Senator Manchin last week announced he will oppose all investments in clean energy and attempts to make …

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As Manchin Kills Federal Climate Bill, CCAN Action Fund Calls For Renewed Focus on State and Local Progress

Executive Director Calls for Climate Activists to Grieve, Regroup, and Press On   TAKOMA PARK, MD – According to the Washington Post, Joe Manchin told Senate leaders yesterday that he would not vote for any new climate spending as part of the federal budget reconciliation bill now under debate. That scuttles $550 billion in tax credits for …

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Pioneering Climate Policy: DC Council Mandates Carbon-free New Buildings 

Multi-faceted Bills Make the Nation’s Capital a U.S. Climate Policy Leader  WASHINGTON DC – The Council of the District of Columbia on Monday approved two bills that will for the first time mandate that all new and substantially renovated buildings in the city be powered by 100% carbon-free energy (with the exception of low-rise residential structures). …

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GAME’S OVER: Youth Activists to Disrupt Congressional Baseball Game if No Climate Deal Passed by End of July

With weeks left to pass vital clean energy investments through reconciliation, young people will exhort Biden and Democrats to leave everything on the field for climate  Washington, D.C.–On Thursday, July 28, youth activists will descend on the Congressional Baseball game in a final bid to salvage the historic climate action they were promised by President …

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CCAN Action Fund Announces Final List of 107 “Climate Champion” Endorsements for 2022 Maryland Primaries

Second and third round of endorsements for Maryland General Assembly spotlight additional candidates committed to passing climate justice legislation  ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, CCAN Action Fund announced an exciting FINAL round of Maryland candidate endorsements based on climate commitments for 2022. These candidates include a dozen Senate climate champions and 25 House delegates, including many …

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‘Jammin for Jobs & Justice’ Concert Crowd in Fairmont Urges Joe Manchin and Congress to Invest in WV by Passing the “Budget Reconciliation Bill” NOW

At a special West Virginia Day concert, local musicians performed and community leaders spoke. The Mountaineer audience responded by calling for federal investment in WV to address energy, health care, and climate.  Watch the full livestream here.  Fairmont, WV– On Monday June 20, over 150 Mountaineers attended a concert and barbeque in Fairmont’s East Marion …

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Free ‘Jammin for Jobs & Justice’ Concert in Fairmont Calls on Joe Manchin and Congress to Pass a “Budget Reconciliation Bill” that Invests in West Virginia

The special concert on West Virginia Day, Monday June 20, will take place at East Marion Park. Local artists will perform and community leaders will speak about the need for federal investment in West Virginia through the reconciliation bill. Fairmont, WV– On Monday June 20th from 2-5 pm, a free concert and barbeque will be …

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MoCo Leaders Marc Elrich and Hans Riemer Today Announced Historic Electrification Bill for Buildings

Speakers at today’s event included (left to right): Joelle Novey, Interfaith Power & Light; Lindsey Shaw, Energy and Climate Section, MoCo DEP; Doris Nguyen, Climate Action Plan Coalition; Tom Deyo, Montgomery County Green Bank; Mike Tidwell, CCAN Action Fund; Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer; Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich; and Shane Pollin, PS Ventures (representing …

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Montgomery County (MD) Leaders Unveil Landmark “Building Decarbonization” Legislation, 12 noon 6/13

Dear Reporter,  At noon today, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Councilmember Hans Riemer are announcing a remarkable bill that will set a new American standard for fighting climate change. The bill will mandate that all new building construction and renovations in the County be fully electrified by 2024, using no fossil fuels.  Just …

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“Wild and Wonderful Women of West Virginia” Urge Congress to Pass Anti-Inflation Reconciliation Package that Invests in Lower Pharma Costs, Clean Energy, and Deficit Reduction

Photos and stories from WV women activists bring home the desperate need for federal investments and the immediate benefits for Mountaineer families. Click here for photos. Kanawha Falls, WV– Today, women from across the Mountain State urged the US Congress to pass the Anti-inflation Reconciliation Package by sharing stories and photographs that highlight ways the legislation will improve …

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