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October 18, 2021

House Democrat Calls West Virginia Economy ‘Irrelevant’

Yahoo News – An Illinois Democrat has been criticized after dismissing West Virginia’s economy as “irrelevant” to his party’s key climate policy in the social spending package. Read the full article.

The Clean Electricity Performance Program would reward utilities that adopt renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, penalizing utilities that do not make the transition. The program was originally a provision of the social spending package that is still under negotiation among Democrats.

It will likely be dropped from the final legislation following objections from Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who has objected to the size and scope of the spending package.

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