“If these regulations go into effect, American jobs will be lost, electricity prices will soar, and economic uncertainty will grow. We need the federal government to work as a partner, not an adversary, and to invest in America’s energy future,” said West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Senator Manchin is spot on in his assessment, but as a sensible conservative Democrat, his pleas fall on the deaf ears of the progressive socialists of the Obama administration.

Another example of the intrusive nature of these new regulations from the Energy Department establishes “test procedures for residential furnace fans.” We already reported on the government mandating the type of light bulbs for our homes.

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