Scary stuff: Today, there are a spate of articles about West Virginia’s compromised senator and there is not much optimism to be found in any of them
For background, this is Coral Davenport’s Sunday analysis in the New York Times:
This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan
Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last . . .
And here I thought they worked for West Virginians (with Friday update)
This story, from Britain's Channel 4 News, broke yesterday:
Senior Exxon lobbyist captured on video names 11 senators "crucial" to company: Capito, Manchin, Sinema, Tester, Hassan, Barrasso, Cornyn, Daines, Coons, Kelly and Rubio.— Anthony Adragna . . .
Calls Manchin "Kingmaker" and says speaks with office weekly. https://t.co/c3TOGaICgi
An excellent chart and a WVU conference
From climate scientist, Ed Hawkins
A WVU conference on climate change and public health
The Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Kate Mishkin reported on a free and open-to-the . . .
Posted in: climate change
Want to know how Democrats and Republicans differ on the climate change issue in WV’s 1st congressional district (or, for that matter, any other congressional district)?
Check out this great interactive map from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
I last wrote about the Yale Program back in 2015. Here is a recent addition to the research. It features polling on climate change questions that can be read on an interactive map by states, counties, and congressional districts. For instance, with a few clicks, you can check-out the views of the citizens of WV’s 1st district represented by . . .
Today’s Wheeling News-Register features our local congressman and the paper’s editor on gun control
Representative McKinley is doing the same thing on guns as he did on climate change
Earlier this year, I wrote an extended post on how our local representative, David McKinley, had apparently moved away from being a climate-change denier. I argued that McKinley had changed his position because, given the preponderant amount of . . .
Here's a short new video from Vox that explains the proposal's basic ideas
The local media wasteland on information about the Green New Deal
My hunch is that a lot people who live in the Ohio Valley know very little about the Green New Deal. Especially if we depend upon local media, we are most-likely uninformed or ill-informed.
As for the local television stations' coverage: I cannot recall . . .
Shorter (EPA head) Andrew Wheeler: If only the media lied to the American public like we do, the public wouldn’t be concerned about climate change.
What else would you expect from a former Murray Energy lobbyist and Trump appointee?
(source -- cartoonist Ed Stein)
On Monday, The Hill reported that EPA chief, Andrew Wheeler, spoke to the National Press Club:
“Every year since 2001 Gallup has conducted polling on the same question: Do you think the quality of the environment in the country as a whole is getting better or getting worse? Every . . .