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June 25, 2014

Manchin talks climate change

FAIRMONT — By Colleen S. Good

Times West Virginian

Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., discussed climate change on the Senate floor this afternoon.

Whitehouse started the discussion, saying that it was important for people to work together to “seek a responsible solution” that would not only try to mitigate the effects of climate change, but also “protect local economics.”

Manchin agreed.

“In the past, we may not have agreed on how to approach this problem,” Manchin said. “We both agree that we need to strike a balance between the economy and the environment.”

Manchin said that future policy needs to acknowledge the “reality of climate change,” as well as the fact that coal and fossil fuels will be a “vital part of the energy mix for decades to come.”

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