Manchin pulls support for DOE nominee over support for gas stove rules

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2023
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) abruptly canceled a committee vote Wednesday to advance President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Energy efficiency office, citing concerns over the candidate's support for the agency's proposed appliance efficiency standards, which could take half of all gas stoves off the market.

Manchin, who chairs the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee, had previously supported the nomination of Jeff Marootian to lead DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or EERE.

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