House Repub­li­cans use final spend­ing bill to put an end to attempts to restrict gas stoves

House Republicans use final spending bill to put an end to attempts to restrict gas stoves

House Repub­li­cans includ­ed a one-line pro­vi­sion in the final appro­pri­a­tions leg­is­la­tion up for a vote Fri­day that would pre­vent the Biden admin­is­tra­tion from ban­ning gas stoves.
In the minibus released ear­ly Thurs­day morn­ing, a pol­i­cy rid­er states that none of the appro­pri­at­ed funds “may be used to pro­mul­gate, imple­ment, admin­is­ter, or enforce any reg­u­la­tion issued by the U.S. Con­sumer Prod­uct Safe­ty Com­mis­sion to ban gas stoves as a class of prod­ucts.”
The debate around a pro­posed ban on gas stoves dates back to 2022 after the Con­sumer Prod­uct Safe­ty Com­mis­sion float­ed a future ban and changes in stan­dards for nat­ur­al gas stoves after sev­er­al stud­ies linked the prod­uct to an increased risk of child­hood asth­ma. The Ener­gy Depart­ment short­ly after pro­posed new reg­u­la­tions to man­date bet­ter ener­gy effi­cien­cy in new gas stove mod­els, which DOE offi­cials said would reduce pol­lu­tio …