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 . . .
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) . . .
WV’s senior senator is working on his legacy
The latest on Manchin’s “trail of destruction”:
Manchin's trail of destruction is going to get much worse:— Greg Sargent . . .
* Failure to renew ACA subsidies will spike premiums for millions
* Inaction on climate could do incalculable long term damage
Window is closing. GOP House means no action on either for years:https://t.co/hmY6e7AeGg
At an energy conference, Manchin doesn't even pretend to care about his constituents or the environment
WV's senator uses "we" when speaking to a room full of oil and gas executives
From Kate Aronoff in today's New Republic:
At S&P Global’s CERAWeek—one of the continent’s largest energy conferences—Manchin seemed to present himself as a representative for the industry in Washington, offering the room pointers on how to deal with politicians.
“We haven’t been good at . . . you know, I say, ‘we,’” . . .
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 . . .
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