Progressives and Environmentalists can howl all they want….
President Biden and Senate Democrats NEED Senator Joe Manchin….
(The Republican’s that could be challanging Manchin next year are polling better than him right now….
In the Debt Ceiling/Budget‘deal’…….
The West Virginia Democrat gets what he wanted
A gas pipeline…..
’It IS the Way’……
Sen. Joe Manchin’s monthslong effort to greenlight the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline – a project that will pipe methane gas across parts of West Virginia and Virginia – is likely to prevail in the bipartisan debt ceiling deal, angering environmental groups and some Democratic lawmakers.
Manchin helped secure a provision in the deal that would compel federal agencies to approve all remaining permits for the approximately 300-mile natural gas pipeline, as well as shield the project from further litigation.
The conservative Democrat from West Virginia, who has been critical of the Biden administration’s environmental goals, praised the White House and congressional Republicans this week….