Sink or Swim
Senator Joe Manchin could be the decisive vote on President Biden's climate provisions bill. His home state ranks #1 most exposed to flooding in the nation, according to nonprofit organization First Street Foundation. Over 60% of West Virginia's power stations are at risk -- twice the average and the highest in the nation. While Manchin's constituents will suffer significantly from the worsening effects of climate change, the centrist Democrat is resisting rescue.
NBC: West Virginians React To Sen. Manchin's Stance In Biden's Infrastructure Bill, October 22, 2021.
Arizona State University Research: Sunny Day Flooding - Norfolk, Virginia, October 29, 2019.
Guardian: Climate change is making floods worse - here's how, October 19, 2021.
The YEARS Project: Conflict of Interest | Senator Joe Manchin’s Coal-Fired Agenda, August 17, 2021.