Keith McCoy , Senior Director, Federal Relations at ExxonMobil during faked job interview staged by Greenpeace :
“Joe Manchin – I talk to his office every week – … he is the kingmaker and he is not shy about … sort of … staking his claim early and completely changing the debate.” (3min20sec)
According to OpenSecrets.org, Joe Manchin has in total received $870,907USD between 2017 and 2022 from the Oil & Gas industry.
Kyle Kulinski argues that Joe Manchine finally blocked Joe Biden’s climate bill (Build Back Better) and effectively ended Joe Biden’s presidency after his most prestigious bill will fail .
The consequence is also that this makes a US-led climate action policy within the next decade impossible (4 year legislative period democrats, 4 years republicans probably) while science demands to reduce carbon emissions by 45% until 2030 to have a 67% chance to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius , while we are at a threshold beyond which tipping points lie leading to uncontrollable climate breakdown.