Stop the Manchin Machine - The Coal Baron Blockade
Think globally, act locally. West Virginia Rising is doing that with a coalition of local and national activists. On April 9th, they will be protesting at the Grant Town Coal Plant. This plant represents how corporate politics and fossil fuels all come together to produce inequality.
The Manchin machine is corrupt politics at its worst. Joe Manchin is the chairperson of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and he is also a coal baron! Anyone see a conflict of interest there?
“We chose this plant specifically because we need the world to know how corrupt Joe Manchin is. He is not some thoughtful, grandfatherly, moderate. He is raking in $500,000 per year from his coal company while single-handedly gutting climate legislation. He also directed his appointees to raise electricity rates on us working-class West Virginians in order to keep his coal business afloat.