Energy Sec Acknowledges Many Gas Stoves Could Be Impacted By Govt Proposal

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 hearing on President Joe Biden’s proposed budget turned to gas stoves on March 23, as Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) asked Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about her department’s proposed rule on the appliances

“There’s been an awful lot of misinformation that’s been floating around about this,” Granholm told Newhouse.

“Half of the gas stoves that are on the market right now wouldn’t even be impacted,” she said.

Granholm acknowledged, however, that half of gas stoves could be impacted under a Department of Energy proposal.

The Department of Energy (DoE) on Feb. 1 proposed a rule that could effectively take many gas stoves off the market.

That proposal came just weeks after a commissioner with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Richard Trumka, Jr., told Bloomberg that a ban on gas stoves was “on the table.”

The CPSC’s chair, Alexander Hoehn-Saric, on Jan. 11 said “I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so,” walking back Trumka’s comment.

Likewise, Granholm in late January said the notion of a gas stove ban was “so ridiculous” and “just not true,” echoing White House comments on Jan. 11 downplaying talk of a ban.

Yet, an October 2022 internal memorandum from Trumka suggested that the body had enough evidence to propose a gas stove ban in homes this fiscal year.

The memorandum has been reviewed by The Epoch Times and can be viewed here.

The CPSC earlier this month took a step toward new gas stove regulation, through a formal request for information about the possible health hazards of gas-powered stoves.


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