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10/14/2014

Whitehouse takes coal state senator on RI climate change tour - Providence Journal

Article by - Richard Salt

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who has positioned himself as a climate and clean energy champion in Washington, will reach out to a coal country leader on Friday when he hosts West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin on a personal tour of Rhode Island focusing on the coastal impacts of global warming.

Whitehouse, who has traveled to numerous East Coast states trying to build support for congressional action on climate and carbon emission reductions, struck a deal with Manchin in the summer. Whitehouse said he would visit West Virginia to learn more about the coal industry if Manchin would come to Rhode Island for a first-hand look at how climate can impact the coast.

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