From The Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Last month, the Gazette-Mail published an editorial in which we explored some of the questions around a nebulous deal concerning a Chinese energy company investing $84 billion in West Virginia. It’s been two years since Gov. Jim Justice and his administration made the announcement and no details have been forthcoming.
Turns out Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is curious, too, and with good reason.
Last week, Manchin brought those questions up during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, mainly in regard to national security.
“Do you all know about this deal they want to make with West Virginia, my state? They’ve said they’re going to invest [$83.7 billion] over 20 years. You can imagine that kind of carrot being swung out there, it’s tremendous for a small state.” …