Democrats Look To Eliminate Fossil Fuels In Their Massive “Infrastructure” Bill

Surprisingly, the Democrats who are pushing the bill aren’t particularly interested in giving up their own use of fossil fuels right now

Joe Manchin says he’s ‘very, very’ disturbed about reconciliation proposals on climate change

st greta carSen. Joe Manchin, the Democrats’ most pivotal swing vote, expressed his most serious concerns yet about a key element in their party’s $3.5 trillion sweeping economic plan: Provisions dealing with climate change that have been sought by progressives.

Manchin, who hails from coal-producing West Virginia, told CNN that he’s “very, very disturbed” by provisions he believes would eliminate fossil fuels — a warning sign for Democrats who need all 50 members of their caucus to sign off on the plan in order to get it through the Senate. But the climate provisions are key to getting support from liberals, particularly in the House.

And how Democratic leaders keep both factions of their caucus will be key to determining if they can approve much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda by the fall.

“I know they have the climate portion in here, and I’m concerned about that,” Manchin said moments after Biden met with Senate Democrats in the Capitol on Wednesday.

“Because if they’re eliminating fossils, and I’m finding out there’s a lot of language in places they’re eliminating fossils, which is very, very disturbing, because if you’re sticking your head in the sand, and saying that fossil (fuel) has to be eliminated in America, and they want to get rid of it, and thinking that’s going to clean up the global climate, it won’t clean it up all. If anything, it would be worse.”

Manchin said this is very concerning to him, and he plans on talking to the people in West Virginia, which is actually surprising for a Senator, since they tend to care more about what their party and special interests think, but, Manchin has always been rather concerned with his State and it’s citizens.

“I’m concerned,” Manchin said. “I’m going to talk to some economists. I’m going to dig deep into that. People in West Virginia, I spoke about this right now, are paying much higher gas prices; they’re paying food prices. … It’s not just a threat; it’s happening.”

Now we need to see some Republicans out there slamming this bill for the climate crisis scam insanity, and, if they had any brains, they would be making it personal, just like Democrats do, and ask why the people in favor of the climate parts of the bill aren’t giving up their own use of fossil fuels and switching to EVs, taking the train and bus instead of fossil fueled flights, moving to tiny homes, and more.

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3 Responses to “Democrats Look To Eliminate Fossil Fuels In Their Massive “Infrastructure” Bill”

  1. Hairy says:

    Almost all car manufacturers and power companies have announced plans to end fossil fuel use or be carbon neutral
    These are decisions made by capitists only some of whom are “lefties”

    • gitarcarver says:

      Hairy thinks that laws such as those passed by California to end all fossil fuel cars means the manufacturers are making the decision to end production of those cars on their own.

      Hairy and the left hate capitalism and people making their own choices.

      After all, all the left has is hate.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Hairy thinks

    Stop it right now.
    You’re killing me.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

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