Coal Industry Leaders Blast Manchin For Supporting A Bill That Threatens To Kill Industry

Coal Industry Leaders Blast Manchin For Supporting A Bill That Threatens To Kill Industry


Coal industry leaders blasted Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for his agreement with Democratic leadership on a climate and tax-focused reconciliation bill that they say would “severely threaten” the industry.

In a statement Wednesday, America’s State Coal Associations, a group of eight state trade organizations in the coal industry, blistered Manchin for endorsing the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.” The group said that Manchin’s support for the package, which has been lauded by the Biden administration and praised by climate activists like Biden’s climate czar John Kerry, leads the coal industry to question the “motivation and sincerity” of Manchin’s interest in protecting fossil fuels.

“The more you read and digest the provisions found in over 700+ pages of legislative digest, the more it becomes abundantly clear this legislation will

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