Manchin Gets Vengeance, Tanks Biden Nominee To Oversee Gas Stove Crackdown

  • West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is exacting his revenge against President Joe Biden for what he views as the president’s duplicitous deal-making last summer on the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Manchin, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, abruptly canceled a vote to advance President Biden’s nominee to oversee energy efficiency regulations.
  • “While I appreciate that these rules would only apply to new stoves, my view is that it’s part of a broader, administration-wide effort to eliminate fossil fuels,” the West Virginia lawmaker said. “For that reason, I’m not comfortable moving forward with Mr. Marootian at this time.”
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