Just when you think that President Joe Biden’s administration couldn’t possibly get any more embarrassing, they announced a potential ban on one of the most popular appliances in America.
According to the Daily Caller, Biden’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) could ban Americans from owning natural gas stoves, citing data from a new study that shows possible pollution coming from the appliances.
The Daily Caller noted: “The CPSC may prevent gas stoves from being manufactured and imported, or it could introduce new regulations to limit the emissions produced by the appliances, Bloomberg reported.”
“This is a hidden hazard,” Richard Trumka Jr., a CPSC commissioner, told Bloomberg. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
No action yet
The CPSC told the DCNF that it hasn’t yet made a decision on whether to enact a ban or strict rules against using the common household appliances owned by millions of Americans.
“The Commission has not proposed regulatory action at this time,” a CPSC spokeswoman said. “Commission staff also is working with voluntary standards organizations to examine gas stove emissions and address potential hazards.”
The Biden administration and the CPSC took extreme backlash across social media from posting the data and the hint that action could be taken against natural gas stoves.
Sorry @USCPSC, your new study does NOT link gas stoves w/asthma in kids:
1. No children studied in new ‘study.’
2. Results not statistically significant.
3. Asthma = allergic disease, but gas stoves emit no allergens.
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) January 10, 2023
“Junk. We have used gas stoves for hundreds of years. There is no correlation between an increase in childhood asthma and their use. This is an overreach based on a subjective hypothesis from a bad study. More fodder in the war on gas that will hurt low-income homes and small biz,” another Twitter user wrote.
Junk. We have used gas stoves for hundreds of years. There is no correlation between an increase in childhood asthma and their use. This is an overreach based on a subjective hypothesis from a bad study. More fodder in the war on gas that will hurt low-income homes and small biz. pic.twitter.com/i3mOlT5T9D
— Chef Andrew Gruel (@ChefGruel) January 9, 2023
The internet was quick to point out on Tuesday that while the Biden administration is poised to enact a ban on gas stoves, a picture of first lady Jill Biden showed her enjoying the efficiency and ease of a gas stove.
The ‘Biden Administration’ is going to outlaw Gas Stoves…because of Climate Change. Here’s Jill and her Gas Stove. Lol. pic.twitter.com/xH4bjzN7Wl
— Liz Churchill (@liz_churchill8) January 10, 2023
The CPSC, before taking action, will allow the public to comment on the idea of the so-called dangers of gas stove emissions later this winter.
It truly seems like there might be a few more important things to focus on.