Say what? Joe Manchin likes fracking? Uh huh. (Back to sleep.)

Fossil fuels


Oh look! Here’s Joe Manchin again. And it’s curious how this bit about how you get hydrogen from fracked natural gas, at least in western Pennsylvania[1]—and, well, you know and I’m just guessing, West Virginia just ain’t that far away—has just recently come to my attention. I know, bad environmentalist, but I just hadn’t seen that one.

So of course—I mean, how could it be any other way?—Manchin wants to emphasize hydrogen as a possible fuel. We know the magic word now for getting his attention: F-R-A-C-K-I-N-G.

Joey Klender, “Sen. Joe Manchin blasts EV tax credit expansion, calls for hydrogen development,” Teslarati, April 29, 2022,


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  1. [1]Anya Litvak, “Alliance wants to make Western Pa. a hub for hydrogen production and carbon storage,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 3, 2022,; Anya Litvak, “Pa. landowners have dealt with coal, oil and gas rights. Now, there are pore rights,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 25, 2022,

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