First, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Trump sent up a trial balloon about banning gas stoves.
The media accused Republicans of playing “identity politics” with gas stoves while insisting that
1. Nobody wants to ban gas stoves
2. Gas stoves are dangerous and should be banned
3. Running a million pieces about how awesome cooking with electric is
That made it very obvious that banning gas stoves is still on the table and various arms of the Biden administration are circling around like vultures trying to figure out how to do what multiple lefty cities have already done.
Here’s the Energy Department.
The Energy Department proposal, published Wednesday, sets first-of-their-kind limits on energy consumption for the stoves, drawing fear from the industry that the regulation could effectively end the use of some products from the market. The proposal also sets energy usage standards for electric cook tops and new standards for both gas and electric ovens.
“This approach by DOE could effectively ban gas appliances,” said Jill Notini, a vice president with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, a Washington-based trade group. “We are concerned this approach could eliminate fully featured gas products.”
That’s the goal here.
The Left is creative and it controls the administrative state, especially anything involving ‘pollution’ and ‘efficiency’ so it’ll come at this from multiple angles, but it will, unless Republicans fight back, get its way.
This is a war with not just the folks in the White House, but an entrenched radical bureaucracy that needs to be rooted out.
For a start, Republicans might consider doing to the DOE what the Trump administration did to the Bureau of Land Management. Move it somewhere to the boondocks so that a whole bunch of the bureaucrats quit rather than leave D.C. And zero the salaries of any top officials who attach themselves to proposals like this.
Because make no mistake about it, they will get this way. And not just on this, but on everything including a ban on cars.
When you don’t fight totalitarians, they win and you lose everything.