"Manchin Blocks DOE Nominee Over Gas Stoves"

"Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin scrapped a planned vote on a prominent Department of Energy nominee Wednesday morning.

The West Virginia Democrat pulled Jeff Marootian, nominee to lead the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, from a markup agenda because of the agency’s proposed rules on gas stoves.

“While I appreciate that these rules would only apply to new stoves, my view is that it’s part of a broader, administrationwide effort to eliminate fossil fuels,” Manchin said. “For that reason, I’m not comfortable moving forward with Mr. Marootian at this time.”"

Nico Portuondo reports for E&E News May 17, 2023.

Source: E&E News, 05/18/2023