Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Savage DiaryThe Savage Diary


Sen. Manchin: Compare 667 coal plants being built around world to zero in U.S.

As lawmakers debate energy policies to address climate change, West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said the American public needs to understand that new coal-fired plants are being constructed around the world but there are zero new ones in the U.S.

Manchin was asked for his opinion on putting a price on carbon as a way to combat climate change. 

“Putting a tax, and really a tax to pass onto the consumer, will not fix the problem,” Manchin said during a discussion organized by the National Press Club on Monday.

A cap and trade system is a “financial scheme that’s basically robbing Peter to pay Paul and then paying somebody else,” said Manchin. “It wasn’t even effective.”

“If you want to know what’s going on in the world, there’s 667 coal-fired plants being constructed as we speak today, around the world — zero in the U.S. and 667 in the world,” Manchin said. “People need to know what’s going on so if you think you can stick your head in the sand and say, ‘I’m going to eliminate all fossil fuel, all coal-fired plants, shut them down, that will clean up the environment,’ you better start looking around at what’s happening in the world.”

Manchin said President Biden’s infrastructure and jobs plan should recognize that coal is needed in America.

“We can use coal and continue to be cleaner than ever before,” he said. “And we can clean up the environment around the world. But we can’t do it by sticking our head in the sand and eliminating it.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


You May Also Like

North Korea

“A man has reportedly been sentenced to death in North Korea for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game” into the country. According...

President Trump

The 45th President Donald Trump issued a Thanksgiving statement to Americans Thursday morning telling them not to worry about America’s future. “A very interesting...


The holidays are here. Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners. We hope all of you who are traveling do so safely. And thank...


China did it. Daszak told them how. Fauci funded them; Virologists are covering up the truth. Their mad science needs to be exposed; Virologists...


Security Guard hired by Oakland TV Station shot while covering downtown robbery how is that defund police working out asking for a friend; Nothing...

Let's Go Brandon

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have arrested a woman who they say caused a disturbance at McCarran International Airport on Saturday. According to the police...

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton appeared on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and continued her attacks on supporters of President Donald Trump. The two-time failed Democratic presidential...

Kyle Rittenhouse

Former President Donald Trump welcomed 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago. Advertisement