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You gotta' be kidding me: Joe Manchin to draft climate legislation

WASHINGTON ó Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last year from coal production, is preparing to remake President Bidenís climate legislation in a way that tosses a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry ó despite urgent calls from scientists that countries need to quickly pivot away from coal, gas and oil to avoid a climate catastrophe.


But Mr. Manchin is also closely associated with the fossil fuel industry. His beloved West Virginia is second in coal and seventh in natural gas production among the 50 states. In the current election cycle, Mr. Manchin has received more campaign donations from the oil, coal and gas industries than any other senator, according to data compiled by OpenSecrets, a research organization that tracks political spending.

He profits personally from polluting industries: He owns stock valued at between $1 million and $5 million in Enersystems Inc., a coal brokerage firm which he founded in 1988. He gave control of the firm to his son, Joseph, after he was elected West Virginia secretary of state in 2000. Last year, Mr. Manchin made $491,949 in dividends from his Enersystems stock, according to his Senate financial disclosure report.

Read more: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/19/2053267/-Joe-Manchin-to-draft-climate-legislation-You-gotta-be-effin-kiddin-me?pm_source=story_sidebar&pm_medium=web&pm_campaign=recommended
Posted by aocommunalpunch | Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:07 PM (16 replies)

Kyrsten Sinema speaks in favor of reconciliation

Start around the 3:38 mark.
Posted by aocommunalpunch | Thu Jul 1, 2021, 02:10 PM (7 replies)

Impeached and removed. Immediately.

What is a feasible way to move away from plurality voting?

Itís toxic and needs to make way for ranked choice or something better.


You heard the one about who's qualified to serve in a Democratic administration?

No Republicans.

It's a knee-slapper.

Vote for the rule of law


Twitter bans posts wishing for Trump death. The Squad wonders where that policy was for them.

(CNN)The four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad" expressed surprise on Friday night when Twitter posted about its policy against wishing harm or death to someone in light of President Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis.

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts have all spoken out about the threats they receive on social media and say Twitter isn't doing enough about it.

Responding to media reporting Friday about people wishing death to the President, a verified account run by Twitter's spokespeople tweeted, "tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed."

"Seriously though, this is messed up. The death threats towards us should have been taking more seriously by [Twitter]," Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted in response.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/03/politics/twitter-trump-policy-ban-the-squad-politics-trnd/index.html
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