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Monday, August 08, 2022

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.

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Sounds like he's effectively representing the constituents of his re-election campaign war chest.

Though I think the idea predates him, wasn't it Mencken who said "An honest politician is one who stays bought."

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-08 03:41 PM | Reply

Manchin's hands are anything but clean in this deal. Unfortunately with rogue dems like Manchin and Sinema (who I hope both go down to defeat), this was the best climate/health deal that the dems could pass...

#2 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-08 09:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The ending of EV credits for all current models is a little more interesting. It requires a massive mining expansion in the US, a complete end to Cobalt exports, etc.

pubs.usgs.gov

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-08-09 11:05 AM | Reply

They're called "donors." But thr big fish really are "investors." Investing in their future by filling the begging bowls of shameless grifters, of which Manchin is but one of a very large tribe.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-08-10 07:19 AM | Reply

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