Senator Manchin and the climate bill
Not everyone is cheering
Manchin gets it done but at what cost?
The West Virginia senator has agreed to support climate action, but only after ensuring his home state would remain a fossil fuel fiefdom. https://t.co/sSRmRd0Dnw— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 4, 2022
Jeff Goodell explains:
As part of the price for getting on board . . .
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Ogden embraces Alex Mooney
It took a while after the primary, but we all knew it was inevitable
Go ahead and search your old Ogden newspapers. See if you can find a positive article, op-ed, or even a good word about Alex Mooney before West Virginia's May primary. See if you can find anything that matches the wall-to-wall coverage that his opponent and Ogden favorite, David McKinley received. Having followed the election closely, I . . .
More on Riley Moore
WV’s Treasurer continues to be in the news
Last week, I blogged about WV’s treasurer, Riley Moore, who obviously loves publicity. (Note how many times he ends up in the news for just doing his job. Compare that to his predecessor.) Here’s an update.
Riley Moore is an Ogden favorite and so we’re not going to see any criticism of him or his ideas . . .
Covering WV Senator Capito on the electoral college, same sex marriage, and stock disclosure
The state’s stenographers were kept busy this week
On Thursday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito held another online press conference. Surveying the media landscape, I found different sources covering different aspects of the conference. For instance, Ogden Newspapers’ Steven Allen Adams gave local readers a front-page story on her co-sponsorship of the . . .
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Riley Moore attacks the investment banks
Is he defending West Virginia’s fossil fuel industry or just paying back a debt?
Moore and ESG investing
Republican state officials like WV’s Treasurer, Riley Moore, are getting lots of publicity attacking banks and investment firms that are supposedly boycotting the fossil fuel industry. The banks, according to these Republican officials, base their investing upon whether a company follows good environmental, . . .
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Climate change to the forefront
Great Britain and Europe
It’s hottest day ever?
Britain on Monday braced for what could become its hottest day on record, as French authorities warned of a “heat apocalypse” and emergency services across Europe confronted spreading wildfires and rising death tolls. https://t.co/Po0lBUsj7f— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) . . .
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What have West Virginia’s senators been doing lately?
Senator Shelley Moore Capito: leave the abortion decision to the states
Here was Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision. In it, Capito clearly stated that the decision should be left to the states:
My statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s . . .