CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s quid pro quo. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin took a trip to Rhode Island earlier this month as a guest of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to see how climate change is impacting his state. Wednesday Sheldon came to West Virginia for a tour of key energy sites. Both senators made a stop in Charleston on their way to Wyoming County to tour the Pinnacle Mine.
Manchin said he and Whitehouse are on opposite sides when it comes to energy and climate change. However, both are willing to listen to each other. The senator stressed that’s especially important at a time when the EPA is trying to shut down coal-fired power plants.