Failed Dept. Energy Nominee Appointed to Senior Role in Efficient Energy Office

Jeff Marootian

by Mary Chastain at

The Department of Energy (DOE) appointed Jeff Marootian as the principal deputy assistant secretary of the agency’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

EERE issues and implements those awful efficient energy regulations.

Marootian’s appointment is a big deal because Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) canceled the vote to confirm him to lead the office as the assistant secretary.

Manchin canceled the vote because Marootian supports the office’s proposed stove efficiency rules:

“While I supported Mr. Marootian’s nomination in December, since then the office he’s been nominated to lead has proposed stove efficiency rules that I’ve raised concerns about,” Manchin told Fox News Digital in a statement.

“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 continued. “For that reason, I’m not comfortable moving forward with Mr. Marootian at this time.”

Therefore, the Senate never had a chance to confirm Marootian.

The White House withdrew Marootian’s nomination.

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