It’s Not Just Stoves, They Are Coming For Even More Of Your Appliances…
Well, America, climate scolds want more than just to outlaw your gas stove. They also want a large list of other appliances to be discontinued. As uproar over the impending ban was caused when Biden's Consumer Product Safety Commission declared earlier this month that it opposed gas stoves and was considering ways to do away with them.
While subsequently cautioned against their use, the CPSC noted that around 35% of American households use gas stoves on Jan. 9.
Adding that “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” CPSC commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. presented research from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, gas stoves constitute a "hidden hazard."
My guiding duty is protecting consumer health and safety. Gas stoves can emit dangerous level of toxic chemicals - even when not in use - and @USCPSC will consider all approaches to regulation. Thank you @AriNatter and @business for excellent journalism. https://t.co/hjJCPWmBP7
— Commissioner Rich Trumka Jr. (@TrumkaCPSC) January 9, 2023
“The Commission has not proposed regulatory action at this time. Commission staff also continues to work with voluntary standards organizations to examine gas stove emissions and address potential hazards,” the CPSC hurriedly released a follow-up statement after the anticipated commotion was caused by individuals who thought this most recent autocratic outrage was a bit too much.
“At this time,” are the keywords.
The nanny state move was made more difficult by the fact that Brady Seals, the manager of RMI's Carbon-Free Buildings arm, which seeks to retrofit buildings with electric appliances, co-authored the study that the CPSC used to warn that gas stoves promote asthma in children and was partially funded by RMI, an organization that seeks to "accelerate the clean energy transition."
According to the 2022 RMI donors report, Breakthrough Energy, a Bill Gates-founded "green energy" investment firm, as well as the Bezos Earth Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies have all given at least $1 million to RMI, which utilized the study to advocate for stove electrification.
Additionally, the Washington Examiner reported that since October, Trumka had attempted and failed to have gas stoves officially outlawed.
That's pretty impartial, huh? Of course, this is all part of Joe Biden's attempt to eliminate the usage of natural gas and other fossil fuels.
Then, when pictures of Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using gas stoves in their houses appeared on social media, the irony of it all went viral. But the radicals in the Biden administration and others who criticize global warming don't just want to take away our right to use gas stoves. Other contemporary amenities that these proponents of a primitive living wish to eliminate are on a growing list.
Biden will ban gas stoves for normal people. Not for elites. This is Soviet America: Rules for thee, not for me. https://t.co/whpXuFBtxy
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) January 10, 2023
Did you know that ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance https://t.co/1bjmHqnHVa
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2023
Ben Lieberman, a senior scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, claims that the Democrats and their radical climate change friends want to remove stuff from almost every room in our homes.
Lieberman told Fox News Digital:
“There’s bad news for almost every room in the house, Climate activists and the Biden administration want homeowners to stop using natural gas and to electrify everything. That would affect appliances that come in natural gas and electric versions such as stoves, but also heating systems and water heaters.
“So, there are efforts underway to tilt the balance in favor of electric versions even though natural gas is considerably cheaper on a per-unit energy basis. It makes sense to give consumers that choice rather than force them towards electric.”
To further his unachievable net-zero climate ambitions, Fox highlighted that Biden wants to outlaw a number of items, including "water heaters, furnaces, clothes washers, dishwashers, ceiling fans, microwave ovens, and shower heads."
The Biden administration pushed out more than 110 new regulations to strangle products extreme climate activists don’t like in 2022 alone.
However, Lieberman pointed out that if modern appliances were in high demand, they would "sell themselves" and there would be no need for the iron fist of governmental regulations.
Lieberman said, “I think there are some real problems from a consumer’s standpoint when you start to reduce choices — I would say that you’re never doing consumers a favor when you’re reducing choices and forcing them to take eco-friendly models which will be on the market regardless,”
"The question is: Do we want mandates that force that choice on everyone, especially when it’s the more expensive option upfront?”
This onslaught of onerous restrictions will only result in consumers paying more for their goods and appliances.