Greg Sargent, author of the Plum Line at the Washington Post, cites (and links) my note as a devil’s advocate for Manchin’s motives in an otherwise scathing piece.
A sympathetic reading of Manchin’s motives goes like this. As someone who represents a state that’s both deep red and relies on fossil fuels, he has understandably sought a balance. He’s open to the government facilitating innovation that aids the transition to green energy, but only if it does not inflict damage too quickly on the traditional energy sector or the people reliant on it.
Read the full piece here.