USA 2024 Elections Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Tue Jan 17 01:58:44 PST 2023


> Democrats and their Agencies... Nothing but Corruption

Look at what kind of lunatic authoritarian nonsense they're
trying to spin you with on your dime now, not even Juan
the total fabricator could make this utter bullshit up, lol.

Lawmakers Warn Gas Stove Ban Would Eliminate Affordable Cooking Method

Lawmakers, particularly on the Republican side of the aisle, are
continuing to voice their opposition to the idea of a ban on gas
Blue and red gas flames on a kitchen gas stove are pictured on May 16,
2022. (Ida Marie Odgaard/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Concerns about a gas stove ban have risen after a recent study linked
their use to childhood asthma and after U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. discussed regulating
gas stoves in a recent interview with Bloomberg News.

“This is a hidden hazard,” Trumka told Bloomberg. “Any option is on
the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”

In a Wednesday press statement, the new chairwoman of the House Energy
and Commerce Committee, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), said
this proposed ban is the latest example of President Joe Biden’s “war
on American energy.”

“It is not about public safety. It is about telling the American
people the federal government knows best and will decide what kind of
car they can drive, how they can heat their house, and now how they’re
allowed to cook food for their families,” Rodgers said.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) speaks at a House
Republican news conference on energy policy at the U.S. Capitol in
Washington on March 8, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

In a similar comment to Fox News, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) said,
“Consumers should be able to choose how they cook their food, heat
their homes and power their cars, and they should be able to do it
Gas Stoves Linked to Childhood Asthma

A peer-reviewed research paper that was published last month in the
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
said about 35 percent of homes in the United States use indoor
gas-powered stoves.

The paper said such gas stove use is “associated with an increased
risk of current asthma among children” and said about 12.7 percent of
current childhood asthma cases in the United States are “attributable
to gas stove use.”

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) organized a Dec.
22 letter to the CPSC, requesting the agency consider a series of new
regulations on gas stoves, such as requiring stoves to be sold with
range hoods that meet mandatory performance standards, assessing their
efficiency of removing the pollutants.

“As you know, the CPSC has broad authority under the Consumer Product
Safety Act to regulate consumer products that pose an unreasonable
risk of injury,” the letter reads. “We urge the Commission to protect
consumers from these harmful emissions. The Commission itself
expressed concerns over gas stove emissions in 1985. Since then,
evidence for the danger of these emissions has only increased.”
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing before the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 13, 2020.
(Hilary Swift/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Several lawmakers opposed to a ban on gas stoves raised concerns that
such measures would eliminate an affordable means of cooking and
strain the U.S. energy grid with more demands on electricity with
consumers having to switch to electric stoves as an alternative.

“This decision could lead to Americans paying higher electric bills
and strain our electric grid even further,” Rep. Daniel Meuser (R-Pa.)
told Fox News.

“As the representative of one of the highest natural gas producing
regions in the country, I am once again dismayed by these proposals.
Natural gas is among the cleanest, safest, most affordable and
abundant form of energy in the United States. Discouraging its use by
banning gas stoves is a perplexing and misguided policy.”

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) called the idea of banning gas stoves,
which are used in millions of American homes, “unrealistic.”

“Gas stoves are affordable, practical and popular. Democrats are
simply grasping at straws to push their Green New Deal agenda,” he

“Americans who are already suffering under record-high inflation can
already barely afford to heat their homes this winter, and now the
Biden administration wants them to go out and buy a new stove. It’s
out of touch and unrealistic.”

While the negative response to Trumka’s comments about banning gas
stoves largely came from Republican lawmakers, Sen. Joe Manchin
(D-W.Va.) has also voiced his opposition to the idea.

“This is a recipe for disaster. The federal government has no business
telling American families how to cook their dinner,” Manchin said in a
Tuesday press statement.
Republican Bill
Concerns about a potential ban on gas stoves have inspired a pair of
lawmakers to introduce a bill that would preempt any attempted ban.

On Wednesday, Reps. Bill Huizinga (R-Mich.) and Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.)
introduced a bill called the “Stop Trying to Obsessively Vilify
Energy” (STOVE) Act.

“The last thing Americans need or want is another big government
bureaucratic decision telling us which appliance we can have in our
home,” Huizenga said.

“The STOVE Act is a common-sense measure that will stop bureaucrats
from banning gas stoves or ranges. Americans should have the ability
to choose the most affordable and most available way to cook food in
their own home. It is absolutely ridiculous how out of control and out
of touch the nanny state in Washington has become.”
Regulator Says He’s Not Seeking a Ban

Members of the CPSC have offered some mixed messaging on their plans
to regulate gas-powered stoves.

After Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) voiced his opposition to a gas stove
ban, Trumka said via Twitter that CPSC “isn’t coming for anyone’s gas
stoves” and that regulations would “apply to new products.”

“For Americans who CHOOSE to switch from gas to electric, there is
support available – Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act which
includes a $840 rebate,” he said.

On Wednesday, CPSC Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric said via Twitter that
the regulator has “no proceeding” to impose a ban on gas stoves.

“Research indicates that emissions from gas stoves can be hazardous,
and the CPSC is looking for ways to reduce related indoor air quality
hazards,” Hoehn-Saric said via Twitter. “But to be clear, I am not
looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so.”

“CPSC is researching gas emissions in stoves and exploring new ways to
address health risks,” Hoehn-Saric added.

“CPSC also is actively engaged in strengthening voluntary safety
standards for gas stoves. And later this spring, we will be asking the
public to provide us with information about gas stove emissions and
potential solutions for reducing any associated risks. This is part of
our product safety mission – learning about hazards and working to
make products safer.”
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) speaks at the Conservative Political
Action Conference in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole on Aug. 5, 2022.
(Bobby Sanchez for The Epoch Times)

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