The Crumbling of the N.R.A.

At every step of his political career, Senator Joe Manchin III has helped a West Virginia power plant that is the sole customer of his private coal business, including by blocking ambitious climate action.

A Times investigation has revealed the strands of the unusual relationship between Mr. Manchin and that especially dirty power plant, showing just how entwined they are.


Christopher Flavelle, a climate reporter for The New York Times.

According to his financial disclosure forms, Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia earns about half a million dollars a year from a coal brokerage that he and others own.
Photo: Al Drago for The New York Times

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Christopher Flavelle contributed reporting.

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