Democratic Senator To Vote Against Biden’s Climate-Change Nominees

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, after President Joe Biden signed the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) declared on Wednesday that he would vote against all of President Biden’s nominees for positions in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to differences over energy policy.

In a written statement, Manchin expressed concern that the Biden administration’s devotion to its “extreme ideology” would eclipse its duty to ensure long-term energy and economic stability.

He stated, “I will oppose all EPA nominees until they halt their government overreach.” Manchin specifically referred to the expected EPA regulations for power plants as a reason for his opposition.