fbpx Skip to content

Labor pressures Manchin to flip on clean energy initiatives

A pivotal swing vote in the Senate, Senator Joe Manchin was pressured by a wide range of interests to support the clean energy tax incentives in the most recent budget package. 

Manchin initially said he wanted to wait to see the July inflation data, but released a statement Wednesday announcing his support for some climate and tax provisions.

The list of groups that met with Manchin leading up to his reversal includes the Carbon Capture Coalition, a group a companies, nonprofits, and labor unions that are working towards “economywide adoption of carbon management technologies,” the United Mine Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Isabel Blank

Isabel Blank is Communications Director at Americans for Fair Treatment, a community of current and former public-sector employees offering resources and support to exercise their First Amendment rights. Prior to joining Americans for Fair Treatment in 2021, Isabel worked in media relations at Travelers Insurance and held government affairs and communications roles with Yankee Institute. She has a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish, both from the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!). Isabel loves Crossfit and supporting her local Connecticut breweries.