Fast and Furious Facts about Joe Manchin, Coal, West Virginia and The Climate Crisis

Ami Chen Mills-Naim
3 min readOct 18, 2021
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is using his “rogue” Democrat status to kill key climate action provisions in Biden’s Build Back Better legislation
  • The number of coal jobs, both inside of coal mines and “above ground” in West Virginia is estimated at roughly 13,000 jobs, give or take.
  • The population of West Virginia is roughly 12.8 million.
  • Coal jobs, therefore, represent the work of approximately .10 percent of West Virginians. That is
Ami Chen Mills-Naim

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