Environmental Justice in Coal Country
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has said he will not vote for the Build Back Better Bill a measure that includes $555 billion for climate projects and clean energy transition. Manchin has a history of opposing climate change legislation and continues to the support the coal industry, a dominant force in his state. But many of his constituents are pushing back saying West Virginia needs to transition away from coal. Our guest today is Angie Rosser, Executive Director of West Virginia Rivers Coalition, one of more than 2 dozen West Virginian organizations holding rallies in the state calling on Senator Manchin to support the Build Back Better Bill. We’ll discuss what’s at stake for West Virginia and the country and what it’s like to be an environmental activist in coal country.
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