March 03, 2016

Manchin Stands Up for West Virginia at Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing

Manchin questioned Energy Secretary Moniz on significant job losses in West Virginia and funding for clean coal technology research and development

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the Administration’s insensitivity to the damage it has done to West Virginia’s economy and to West Virginians’ livelihoods. He pointed out that between July 2014 and July 2015, West Virginia lost 19,000 jobs.

“Based on the projections, the United States still needs West Virginia to do the heavy lifting and to produce the energy the country needs and has always counted on from our little state and we want to do it,” Senator Manchin said. “But the administration needs to work with us, not against us, and give us some certainty. The administration can’t keep beating the living crap out of us and then say ‘We really need you, but we don’t want you.’”

To watch Senator Manchin’s full remarks, please click here.