Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Earlier this year, Biden appointed commissioner for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Richard Trumka Jr., claimed in an interview that a ban on gas stoves was “on the table” and claimed that they were a “hidden hazard” to health.
The right and even some moderates like Joe Manchin called out the Biden administration over these comments. As a result they were mocked by the leftwing media. “No, President Joe Biden isn’t coming for your gas stove” we were told by Politico and others.
Anyone that has been paying attention to the direction that we are headed knows that yes, there has been a move by several states to ban gas stoves, gas generators and anything else that runs on gas.
This move wasn’t just at the state level, however. Just weeks prior, Don Beyer (D-VA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission to look at the health risks posed by gas stoves’ methane emissions.
In December, 20 congressional Democrats asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission to consider tighter rules for gas stoves because of the harm that it does to the climate as well as the health issues they claim it causes.
It turns out they are actually coming for your gas stoves.
Due to a new Biden administration rule on cooking appliances, half of all gas stoves on the market in the U.S. could be prevented from being sold, according to an Energy Department projection.
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s Energy Department acknowledged that half of gas stoves would not meet its proposed cooking appliance efficiency regulations, E&E News recently reported.
In a recent letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., warned that regulations recently proposed by her agency go way beyond eliminating half of gas stoves on the market and that the new rules would ban up to 96% of the gas-powered stoves currently available to Americans.
Daines noted in the letter that the Department of Energy (DOE) itself acknowledges that just 4% of the current gas stove market share would meet the stringent new rules governing the efficiency levels of gas stoves, effectively banning the vast majority of products being sold.
“The Department clearly states in the Proposed Rule … that only 4% of the current market share meet the extremely high new proposed standard,” Daines wrote to Granholm. “This means that, according to the Department’s own analysis published in the Proposed Rule, that 96% of existing gas cooking tops would be banned from future manufacturing and sales.”
“Obviously, this contradicts President Biden’s position as stated in the hearing by an assistant secretary of the Department that issued the rule,” he continued.
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