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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called out President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday, over reports that a gas stove ban is being considered.
Bloomberg first reported that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was considering a possible ban on gas stoves because of reported adverse health effects.
Some recent studies have said that 13 percent of current cases of childhood asthma can be linked to air pollutants that are released by gas stoves.
Representative Gary Palmer also criticized this possible move.
As I said yesterday, unelected bureaucrats should not have the type of power to even consider such an action. It is time to rein in the Biden administration and their continual desire to control American’s lives and decisions,” the Republican tweeted Tuesday.
This tweet came after Commissioner Rich Trumka Jr. of the USCPSC clarified a potential ban on gas stoves would impact “new products.”
“To be clear, CPSC isn’t coming for anyone’s gas stoves. Regulations apply to new products,” Trumka said in a tweet on Monday.
He said that gas stoves were a “hidden hazard” to Bloomberg.
“Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” he told the news outlet.
Stratis Morfogen, a New York restauranteur, said that the proposed ban on gas stoves will be disastrous for the restaurant industry.
He told Tucker Carlson, “For people that don’t understand the restaurant industry, for 35 years, we’ve been attacked by everybody. We had organized crime in our industry, in the 70s, 80s, 90s and in the 2000s. We had corrupt Wall Street. And for the last three years, we’ve had government overreach.”
“They want to make us, for new restaurant construction, use electric stoves. So let me explain it to you. We lose 40% productivity by using electric,” Morfogen said.
“If they [the government] ever inquired with small business owners, I’ll give them three pieces of advice: Get a stronger filtration system, get a hood system that works and basically train your staff on how to maintain it.”
He added that if this ban goes through it will destroy their industry.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul also proposed a ban on natural gas heating and appliances in new buildings.
“With electric stoves, first of all, our bills will go six times higher. And then on top of that, our productivity drops. This isn’t just going to hurt the restaurant hospitality industry. It’s going to hurt real estate development,” he told host Tucker Carlson.
“You remember casinos, shopping malls, airports, residential towers, office buildings. They depend on us for the content. And if we don’t develop the content for these big, you know – this is our industry – for these big developers. Well, guess what? This whole thing will collapse.”
AOC took to Twitter to mock Rep. Ronny Jackson.
“Did you know that ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance?” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in response to a tweet from Jackson.