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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 06:54 PM

As Manchin Blocks Climate Plan, His State Can't Hold Back Floods



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Mr. Manchin, a Democrat whose vote is crucial to passing his partyís climate legislation, is opposed to its most important provision that would compel utilities to stop burning oil, coal and gas and instead use solar, wind and nuclear energy, which do not emit the carbon dioxide that is heating the planet. Last week, the senator made his opposition clear to the Biden administration, which is now scrambling to come up with alternatives he would accept.

Mr. Manchin has rejected any plan to move the country away from fossil fuels because he said it would harm West Virginia, a top producer of coal and gas. Mr. Manchinís own finances are tied to coal: he founded a family coal brokerage that paid him half a million dollars in dividends last year.

But when it comes to climate, thereís also an economic toll from inaction.

The new data shows that Mr. Manchinís constituents stand to suffer disproportionately as climate change intensifies. Unlike those in other flood-exposed states, most residents in mountainous West Virginia have little room to relocate from the waterways that increasingly threaten their safety.

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Destroyed homes in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., in 2016. Torrential rains caused the floods, which were blamed for 23 deaths and hundreds of ruined homes.Credit...Steve Helber/Associated Press

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/climate/manchin-west-virginia-flooding.html


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Uncle Joe Oct 17 OP
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NoMoreRepugs Oct 17 #3
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 06:59 PM

1. Dump Coal Berm-heads and really kill life in your streams.

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 07:07 PM

2. Is this

what it's going to take?

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 07:13 PM

3. Is there anyone anywhere who believes Manchin

gives one shit about the people in West Virginia vs his own fortune??

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Mon Oct 18, 2021, 08:07 AM

5. Has Manchin proposed ANYTHING to make the BBB bill better?

Right now he's doing Moscow Mitch's work for him.

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