Miners Turn on Manchin, a Fossil Fuel-Loving Dinosaur

Miners Turn on Manchin, a Fossil Fuel-Loving Dinosaur

Can you teach an old dinosaur new tricks? West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin's resistance to Build Back Better has so far deprived the United States of the bill’s much-needed climate and financial benefits.

But now, West Virginians are swinging into action. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) released a statement listing a whole variety of reasons they support Build Back Better and urging Manchin to vote in support of the bill.

Build Back Better aligns with the UMWA's very own Principles for Energy Transition, will help fund benefits for victims of coal workers' pneumoconiosis and help employ coal miners who have lost their jobs. It will also financially penalize anti-union employers.

More Perfect Union: Coal Miners Tell Manchin To Pass Build Back Better, February 14, 2022.

BlueGreen Alliance: West Virginians Want Senator Manchin to Come Back to the Table and Pass a Budget Reconciliation Bill, March 8, 2022.

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Charting a Path for Just Transitions, March 10, 2021