You have to pry my new natural gas stove out of my cold dead hands. I will NEVER give up my natural gas stove!
*UPDATE* Thank you, Leslie, for catching this update. I would have if I wasn’t away from the house with car trouble for the past four hours. But it looks like Mr. Richard Trumka Jr. is trying to deny he ever said the government is coming for our gas stoves.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says a ban on gas stoves is on the table amid rising concern about harmful indoor air pollutants emitted by the appliances. https://t.co/Hzng76Yluh
— Ari Natter (@AriNatter) January 9, 2023
Over 40 million American households use gas stoves. This type of power should never have been given to unelected bureaucrats and it is time for it to end. https://t.co/ey1sYrDvX9
— Gary Palmer (@USRepGaryPalmer) January 9, 2023
Thanks for your interest!
To be clear, CPSC isn't coming for anyone's gas stoves. Regulations 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. https://t.co/fcmWMSSfE5
— Commissioner Rich Trumka Jr. (@TrumkaCPSC) January 9, 2023
The title *literally* says the agency has a potential ban on gas stoves on the table.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to ban gas stoves.
Agency Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr., the son of the late AFL-CIO president, described the stoves as a “hidden hazard.”
“Products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” said Trumka Jr.
Gee, I cannot wait to hear what else you have in mind.
Have these people cooked on an electric stove? I’m remodeling my house and installing gas for my new stove. Granted, my stove was from 1974 and really only worked on high or low. But still, it cooked unevenly and I hated it.
You can also light the stove when the electricity goes out.
I’ve never known anyone with health problems caused by a natural gas stove:
Natural gas stoves, which are used in about 40% of homes in the US, emit air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter at levels the EPA and World Health Organization have said are unsafe and linked to respiratory illness, cardiovascular problems, cancer, and other health conditions, according to reports by groups such as the Institute for Policy Integrity and the American Chemical Society. Consumer Reports, in October, urged consumers planning to buy a new range to consider going electric after tests conducted by the group found high levels of nitrogen oxide gases from gas stoves.
New peer-reviewed research published last month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that more than 12% of current childhood asthma cases in the US can be attributed to gas stove use.
“There is about 50 years of health studies showing that gas stoves are bad for our health, and the strongest evidence is on children and children’s asthma,” said Brady Seals, a manager in the carbon-free buildings program at the nonprofit clean energy group RMI and a co-author of the study. “By having a gas connection, we are polluting the insides of our homes.”
How about some good old common sense? It turns out the problem is not necessarily from the item in question. Use ventilation:
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, which represents gas range manufacturers such as Whirlpool Corp., says that cooking produces emissions and harmful byproducts no matter what kind of stove is used.
“Ventilation is really where this discussion should be, rather than banning one particular type of technology,” said Jill Notini, a vice president with the Washington-based trade group. “Banning one type of a cooking appliance is not going to address the concerns about overall indoor air quality. We may need some behavior change, we may need [people] to turn on their hoods when cooking.”
Unless I’m cooking with the lid on, my vent is on. I don’t know how people can cook without the vent on with steam and heat going everywhere.
But don’t let common sense get in the way of the leftist narrative: racism and climate change.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) made natural gas stoves racial because the stoves’ emissions are “a ‘cumulative burden’ on Black, Latino and low-income households that disproportionately experience air pollution.”
Yes, there’s a climate change angle to the hype against natural gas stoves:
Parallel efforts by state and local policymakers are targeting the use of natural gas in buildings more broadly, in a push to reduce climate-warming emissions (such as from methane) that exacerbate climate change. Nearly 100 cities and counties have adopted policies that require or encourage a move away from fossil fuel powered buildings. The New York City Council voted in 2021 to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings smaller than seven stories by the end of this year. The California Air Resources Board unanimously voted in September to ban the sale of natural gas-fired furnaces and water heaters by 2030.
Consumers who want to switch from gas to electric ranges could get some help from the massive climate spending bill signed into law in August. The Inflation Reduction Act includes rebates of up to $840 for the purchase of new electric ranges as part of some $4.5 billion in funding to help low- and moderate-income households electrify their homes.
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