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NYC Climate Protesters Call on Sen. Schumer to Remove Climate Concessions Before Passing Debt Deal

HeadlineMay 31, 2023

Here in New York, climate protesters rallied near the Brooklyn home of Senator Chuck Schumer to demand the final debt ceiling deal not include any concessions on the climate crisis. This is Betamia Coronel of the Center for Popular Democracy.

Betamia Coronel: “The deal that Senator Schumer and other Democratic leaders are cutting with Joe Manchin and the Republican Party really just proves to us that they don’t give a [bleep] about people. They don’t give a [bleep] about people. The debt ceiling will fast-track the Mountain Valley Pipeline, poisoning every poor community along its path and dumping millions of pounds of carbon, accelerating the crisis.”

Activists noted that Schumer received over $280,000 in donations this election cycle from NextEra Energy, a stakeholder in the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which is also a top donor to Joe Manchin.

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