On Tuesday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined a coalition of 22 states to oppose the Biden administration’s new energy-efficiency standards for stoves and ovens.

The rule would increase the costs for kitchen appliances nationwide, according to the attorneys general.

“Biden believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to his Administration, and even as our economy hangs in the balance, he is demanding we purchase new ‘energy-efficient’ kitchen appliances,” Marshall said. “American consumers, not the federal government, should pick the products we use in our homes, workplaces, and schools. From cars to refrigerators and now ovens, Biden’s radical agenda is a war on things that work. He’s sending our country in the wrong direction, and I cannot wait for November.”

The new energy-efficiency standards for stoves and ovens reflect the similarly stringent new regulations on household refrigerators and freezers. Likewise, the new rule targeting stoves and ovens was proposed through a little-used procedure known as a “direct final rule,” whereby a federal agency bypasses the normal process of comment and critique before finalizing a rule.

The coalition's letter to Biden calls on the Department of Energy to allow the States and consumers to review the rule before it takes effect.

Other state attorneys general who signed the letter include Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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