Who are you going to believe, the media or your lying ears?
“A U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission official said his agency will begin a formal review process that could lead to new regulations.”
“We need to be talking about regulating gas stoves, whether that’s drastically improving emissions or banning gas stoves entirely,” said Commissioner Richard Trumka. “And I think we ought to keep that possibility of a ban in mind, because it’s a powerful tool in our tool belt and it’s a real possibility here.”
The backlash to this was massive with Republicans eagerly seizing on the environmentalist proposal.
Democrats have banned gas stoves in multiple cities in California, as well as in New York City and Seattle. But faced with the backlash, Democrats and their media began shouting that this was all a conspiracy theory that some Republicans had made up.
Trumka, in keeping with Dem urban gas bans, claimed that, “to be clear, CPSC isn’t coming for anyone’s gas stoves. Regulations apply to new products.”
That’s a way to dissuade people from protesting because the gas stove ban will happen to someone else. Except eventually your gas stove will break down or you’ll move and then you will be that ‘someone else’.
The Biden administration and the rest of the CPSC are denying now that they intend a ban. And the media is acting as if this was a story made up by Republicans, rather than in response to a proposal by a commissioner and that was following up on multiple Democrat gas bans.
Though Trumka has previously expressed interest in considering stringent regulations on gas stoves including a ban, the other four members of the CPSC have not gone as far in their support for applying such stringent restrictions on the appliances. E&E News reported that in October, Trumka proposed directing the agency’s staff to start a rulemaking to regulate gas stoves. But Trumka acknowledged a lack of support at the time and withdrew the amendment. Instead, the commissioners agreed to “to obtain public input on hazards associated with gas stoves.”
That amounts to a bureaucratic roundabout way of getting to the same destination.