“That bill was designed to basically strengthen the United States so that we can help our allies and friends, which need it right now,” the centrist lawmaker remarked. “And if anybody needs it, the E.U. needs it. And without that, we’re not going to be and maintain the superpower status of the world if we’re not energy independent.”
Manchin said that he has admonished European leaders to refrain from regulations on fossil fuels and instead emphasize technological innovations. “I told them, I said, the most important thing is basically you cannot eliminate your way to clean your climate,” he added.
“You can innovate it, and that’s what we’re doing in the U.S.”