[Vision2020] Important Quote Re: 4-12-22 DeSmog Article "West Virginia Protest Calls out Manchin’s Coal Profits"

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 20:17:37 PDT 2022

Important quote from the article referenced below:

Manchin, who has a blind trust set up
his investments, has continually been a one-man blockade for climate
legislation. That came to a head this year when he essentially killed the
Build Back Better bill, Biden’s signature climate and social policy
legislation, by dropping his (some might argue never serious
support of it. He closed his statement
“I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to
address the needs of all Americans and do so in a way that does not risk
our nation’s independence, security and way of life.”

On Sun, Apr 17, 2022 at 7:34 PM Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com> wrote:

> West Virginia Protest Calls out Manchin’s Coal Profits
> Over the weekend, 16 people were arrested after trying to block the
> entrance to the Grant Town Power Plant, which burns pricey waste coal
> bought from Sen. Manchin’s company.
> Zach Roberts
> onApr 12, 2022 @ 15:35 PDT
> Excerpt from article:
> On Saturday, April 9, a group of more than 50 activists from the region
> and around the country convened on a coal power plant in West Virginia,
> calling for it to be closed and rallying around a small blockade outside
> its entrance. By the end of the day, 16 of them had been arrested.
> The plant the protesters targeted, in Grant Town, West Virginia, isn’t
> just any of the over 200 coal power plants
> <https://phys.org/news/2019-05-coal-power-trump.html> still operating in
> the United States. It’s the one where Sen. Joe Manchin makes nearly
> $500,000 per year selling a dirty coal waste called “gob.”
> Gob is short for “garbage of bituminous
> <https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=>,”
> which, according to VICE News
> <https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3x8bw/joe-manchin-senator-millions-coal-grant-town-west-virginia>,
> Sen. Manchin sells to the power plant for a tidy profit via Enersystems,
> the company he founded and that his son now runs.
> --------------------------------------
> Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
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