Administration Considers Ban of Gas Stoves

Officials says the appliances are polluters.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering the elimination of gas-burning stoves due to the pollution and the contribution they make to childhood asthma cases in the U.S. The agency could create new rules limiting emissions or prohibit the manufacturing or importing of the stoves.

Gas stoves are used in approximately 35 percent of American households and many restaurants use them as well. According to CPSC Commissioner Richard Trunka, “This is a hidden hazard. Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.” 

“The Commission has not proposed regulatory action at this time,” a CPSC spokeswoman said. “Commission staff also is working with voluntary standards organizations to examine gas stove emissions and address potential hazards.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric as he heads the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • For CPSC Executive Director Jason Levine as he oversees efforts to determine the safety of gas stoves.
  • For the president and his environmental advisors as they seek to reduce emissions.

Sources: Daily Caller, Bloomberg News 


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