joe manchin

Manchin’s ‘Dirty Side-Deal’ Is Dead, For Now

Manchin’s ‘Dirty Side-Deal’ Is Dead, For Now

The so-called Manchin side deal that would have fast-tracked energy projects including the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline has been defeated, for now.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had added the permitting reform language to a funding bill that Congress must pass by Friday to prevent a government shutdown, The New York Times explained. Schumer’s […]

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    Coal Workers Urge Manchin to Support Build Back Better

    Coal Workers Urge Manchin to Support Build Back Better

    The United Mine Workers of America rallied in support of the Build Back Better Act, calling on Sen. Joe Manchin, who was named an honorary member of the union last year, to reassess his decision to block the legislation. “We urge Senator Manchin to revisit his opposition to this legislation and work with his colleagues […]

    Coal Baron Joe Manchin Rejects Build Back Better, Potentially Killing It

    Coal Baron Joe Manchin Rejects Build Back Better, Potentially Killing It

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), who famously shot a literal hole through the 2009 Cap and Trade bill, said Sunday he “could not” vote for the Build Back Better Act, likely dooming the bill in its current form. His opposition, largely predicated on the bill’s price tag, came despite the bill being significantly scaled down to […]

    U.S. Doesn’t Sign Pact to Quit Coal at COP26

    U.S. Doesn’t Sign Pact to Quit Coal at COP26

    At COP26 on Thursday, more than 40 countries announced an agreement to stop burning coal. The agreement includes 23 new countries signing on to a promise to stop building new coal plants, including some of the world’s largest coal users. “The end of coal is in sight,” said COP President Alok Sharma. The United States […]

    Youth Climate Activists End Two-Week Hunger Strike With Vow to Fight On

    Youth Climate Activists End Two-Week Hunger Strike With Vow to Fight On

    Youth climate activists ended their two-week hunger strike Tuesday. “We are ending our hunger strike to bring the fire to Joe Manchin and other folks in Congress that are more willing to fight for oil and gas billionaires and not for the young people and their communities,” Kidus Girma, 26, said in a video on […]

    Manchin Cashes in on Coal as West Virginians Struggle to Pay Their Bills

    Manchin Cashes in on Coal as West Virginians Struggle to Pay Their Bills

    West Virginia senator Joe Manchin’s objection to a key climate provision of Democrat’s infrastructure legislation would benefit many of his most valued constituents. West Virginians, on the other hand, are suffering under the strain of skyrocketing costs of coal- and gas-powered electricity. Coal mining, oil and gas, and gas pipeline companies gave more to Manchin […]

    Manchin Seeks to Gut Key Climate Provision From Infrastructure Bill as West Virginia Suffers Worsening Floods

    Manchin Seeks to Gut Key Climate Provision From Infrastructure Bill as West Virginia Suffers Worsening Floods

    Climate change is driving increasing flooding in West Virginia, overwhelming aging infrastructure and dumping raw sewage into waterways, The New York Times reports, and West Virginians will suffer disproportionately as climate change continues to worsen. Meanwhile, their Senator, Democrat Joe Manchin has told the White House he strongly opposes a key, though relatively inexpensive, provision […]