Biden ‘breaking the law’ makes Manchin angrier than EV push

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) clarified his position on electric vehicles during a Senate committee hearing on Thursday, stating he has a problem not with EVs but with the Biden administration implementing the “approach they wanted” and not the law.

Manchin, a staunch critic of President Joe Biden’s energy policies, hammered the administration for cutting the mineral sourcing percentage requirements by half, which the senator said “harms our ability to reduce our reliance on China-controlled EV supply chains.”

“My problem is not with EVs. My problem is this administration’s crusade to convert everyone over to an EV regardless of where the battery came from or what the law actually says,” Manchin said.

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, for 2024, 50% of the critical minerals contained in an
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