(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – The American organization in charge of ensuring the safety of the nation’s consumer goods would consider limits on new gas stoves, according to reports.
Consumer Product Safety Agency (CPSC) commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. stated during a virtual webinar on Wednesday that the commission will issue a formal request by March for information on risks related to gas stoves and potential remedies.
“The first step in what might be a protracted process toward regulating gas stoves,” he said, is this public request for information.
However, he added that the procedure might be accelerated with significant public pressure.
He predicts that before this time next year, “we could have a regulation in place.”
A complete prohibition on new gas stoves was described as “a genuine possibility” said Trumka.
While discussing prospective rules at a webinar held by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, an organization that promotes environmental and consumer rights, the commissioner brought up the pollution from the stoves.
According to recent studies, gas stoves can emit chemicals that are detrimental to human health.
The American Gas Association is “keen” to contribute data “relating to the safety of gas cooking appliances and measures to reduce cooking process emissions,” according to Richard Meyer, vice president of energy markets, analysis, and standards at the association.
The request for information is also included in the minutes of a CPSC meeting in late October. Still, it got little interest from the general public then.
According to the recorded commission minutes, commission staff will draft a document asking for opinions from the public on “risks linked with gas stoves” and “suggested solutions.”
The chair of the commission, two more commissioners, and one commissioner are all Biden nominees.
According to Matt Casale, head of environmental campaigns for Public Interest Research Group, such a standard might significantly affect public health.
He said, “Better indoor air quality could result in fewer cases of childhood asthma, fewer asthma flare-ups, fewer lost school days, and fewer missed work days.”
He stated that while air quality would be the primary concern, rules might also have a minor positive impact on climate change.
AOC responds to the “Republican meltdown” over gas stoves by stating that the research is quite concerning.
“No covert government agency will barge through your door and remove your gas stove.”
AOC responds to conservatives pointing out that she uses a gas stove. pic.twitter.com/0DjJRLvtqD
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 12, 2023
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congresswoman from New York and environmentalist, spoke on the contentious gas stove discussion once more on Instagram on Thursday.
“You may take my gas stove from my cold dead hands,” or “how dare you talk about gas stoves? You have a gas stove,” are some of the absolute, utter Republican meltdowns that I find amusing.
After learning that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was proposing a ban on gas stoves, apparently out of concern for the environment and people’s personal health, conservative commentator Matt Walsh remarked on Monday, “You will have to pry my gas stove from my cold dead hands.”
You will have to pry my gas stove from my cold dead hands https://t.co/fyJfyvCOJJ
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 10, 2023
Will you be getting rid of your gas stove any time soon?
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