Hey Joe, where you going with our future in your hand?

Joe Manchin not only delayed climate action by President Biden for 18 months, he has walked away without taking any action to secure a better environment for future generations.
No surprise really, since he receives more political contributions from oil and gas than any other US Senator, and he made 3-times more from coal in 2021 than his Senate salary.
Between 2011 and 2020, he made around $5 million from coal-related enterprises, according to an analysis by Open Secrets.

“Manchin is a walking conflict of interest.”

Craig Holman a lobbyist for the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen
All the above: From toxic coal waste to radioactive shale gas waste

Manchin is the Senate’s top recipient of campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry and has made millions from his family’s coal firm. “Senators have told me and others that negotiating with Joe Manchin is like negotiating with an Etch-a-Sketch,” Norm Ornstein, an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said of Manchin’s opposition. “It appears to be a coal-powered Etch-a-Sketch.”

The other Joe: how Manchin stands in the way of Biden, angering Democrats / The Guardian / July 17, 2022
Meantime, as Joe dithers, nations across the globe, including our United States, are literally burning up from record heat waves.

“Crews in the south of France were battling wildfires Saturday that had consumed more than 22,000 acres and prompted the evacuation of 12,000 people, local authorities said. The wildfires are among dozens across Europe, driven by a heat wave that has gripped parts of the continent and threatens to bring record-breaking temperatures to Britain early this coming week.”

Wildfires, and a heat wave, sweep across Europe / Seattle Times / July 16, 2022
In North America:

“Heat warnings are also in effect for Southern California and parts of the Southwest, including Arizona and New Mexico. Next week, parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas could see their highest summer temperatures to date, with predicted highs reaching 102 to 110 degrees, and the potential for heat indexes to be higher… some cities have either already experienced more 100-degree days than average or are reaching their averages early in the season.”

Texas and Central Plains could see their hottest temperatures of the summer this coming week / The New York Times / July 16, 2022
It’s not just about us.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”

NATIVE AMERICAN PROVERB

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