Legacy media wants to make you believe that the Right is mad over a rumor that the Biden administration is involved Wants to ban gas stoves. Some even suggest that conservatives have started another cultural war unnecessarily.
Yet the idea that the federal government wants to ban gas stoves didn’t You can’t go wrong!, and it didn’t start this week.
Richard Trumka Jr. was the Senate-confirmed United States Consumer Protection and Safety Commission (CPSC) commissioner. He expressed his desire for the products to be removed from the market and informed like-minded persons that the federal government could quickly regulate them. “enough public pressure.”
During a webinar entitled “Pollution-free cooking for the holidays,” Trumka shared with the non-profit consumer advocacy organization U.S. Public Interest Research Groups (USPIRG), the Biden administration’s approach to addressing the dangers of gas stoves inside.
Trumka speaks with a group that he says he calls “on”. “without fail” For guidance on specific topics, , “I think we need to be talking about regulating gas stoves — whether that’s drastically improving emissions or banning gas stoves entirely.”
Banning gas stoves didn’t come out of left field.
Here’s CPSC commissioner Richard Trumka, Jr. in December:
“We ought to keep that possibility of a [gas stove] ban in mind, as you follow along, because it’s a powerful tool in our toolbox and it’s a real possibility here.” pic.twitter.com/GSfjwLJPPG
— Tim Meads (@TimMeadsUSA) January 12, 2023
Trumka encouraged everyone “to keep that possibility of a ban in mind” While adding that regulatory authority “a powerful tool in our toolbox and it’s a real possibility.”
Trumka informed USPIRG in March that the CPSC was opening a public comments period to make this dream a reality. Regularly, when a federal agency is considering a new regulatory rule, they invite the public — whether it be consumers, advocacy groups, or somebody else — to submit feedback and ideas that may help guide the rule-making decision before beginning the rule-finalizing process.
“Now, this public request for information is the first step in what could be a long journey towards regulating gas stoves, but I’m here to tell you that with enough public pressure, it doesn’t have to be,” Trumka Proclamed. “We could get a regulation on the books before this time next year.”
Richard Trumka Sr., the son of the former union boss, admitted it was difficult, considering the slowness and inefficiency of the federal government. However, he promised to overcome any speed bumps with help from anti-gas stove Americans.
“It’s absolutely possible,” He said that new regulations would be enacted within 12 months. “Just because the federal government isn’t known for moving quickly — doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. And my number one goal as a commissioner is to push our agency farther and faster than it has ever moved.”
Trumka, Jr. isn’t treating this as a personal pet project either.
December saw the sending of a joint letter by Senator Cory Booker (D–NJ) to Congressman Donald Beyer, D-VA. “calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to take swift action to protect Americans from gas stove pollution,” USPIRG summarizes the results.
The letter recommended that heavy regulation be considered for gas stoves.
Trumka, in a recent interview, stated that the controversy had exploded this week. “any option is on the table” Concerning the indoor cooking device. Trumka was serious about this comment, as you can see in the video of late last year. This is a serious policy possibility “solution” For him.
Media outlets have claimed that there is no reason to be concerned, rather than pointing out that it was the Biden Administration and elected Democrats that launched this attack on gas stoves.
Leftists point at the fact that Alex Hoehn Saric was Chair of the CPSC. “I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so” as evidence that this couldn’t become a reality.
Yet just because Hoehn-Saric feels that way doesn’t mean that others with authority, such as Trumka, aren’t seriously considering it.
It seems the Biden administration can technically say there’s “no proceeding” to ban gas stoves because the public comment period hasn’t started yet. That period will start in March and then the official rulemaking process begins.
However, outlets like Axios remain open. Writing, “Despite official insistence that fears of a ban are unfounded, conservatives are suddenly championing gas stoves in a new culture war.”
Yet those fears aren’t unfounded, and it wasn’t conservatives who shot the opening salvo in this latest debate. Trumka expressed the desire to hear from advocates for banning gas stoves, or heavily regulation of them in order to speed up the federal government’s action.
PS: Isn’t it bad journalism for Axios to simply take
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