Evergreen Statement on Manchin Support of Climate Provisions

BBBA’s Climate Investments Are Fully Funded For Ten Years And Ready To Advance

In response to reporting on Build Back Better negotiations in the Senate, Evergreen Action Executive Director Jamal Raad released the following statement:

“Senator Manchin said it himself: we are close to an agreement on the transformative climate investments that are contained in the Build Back Better Act. These investments are already fully funded through the ten year window that Senator Manchin has requested for other portions of the bill, and have support throughout the Senate Democratic caucus—progressives and conservatives alike. It’s time to make them a reality. No excuses.

“With Joe Manchin’s support for these climate investments, we can and must get them done. President Biden, Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi cannot miss this once in a generation opportunity to act on climate. For our best chance at a liveable future and a thriving clean energy economy, the climate investments in the Build Back Better Act must become law by any means necessary. Failure is not an option.”