Energy Secretary Acknowledges Half of Gas Stoves Could Be Impacted by Government Proposal
A hearing on President Joe Biden’s proposed budget turned to gas stoves on March 23, as Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) asked Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about her department’s proposed rule on the appliances.
“There’s been an awful lot of misinformation that’s been floating around about this,” Granholm told Newhouse.
Granholm acknowledged, however, that half of gas stoves could be impacted under a Department of Energy proposal.
“Half of the gas stoves that are on the market right now wouldn’t even be impacted,” she said.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm speaks during a briefing about the bipartisan infrastructure law at the White House on May 16, 2022. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters)
The Department of Energy (DoE) on Feb. 1 proposed a rule that could effectively take many gas stoves off the market. That proposal came just weeks after a commissioner with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Richard Trumka, Jr., told Bloomberg that a ban on gas stoves was “on the table.”…
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