Loveland Reporter-Herald

The Las Vegas Review-journal on how the White House does want to ban gas stoves:


You could give yourself whiplash trying to follow the Biden administra­tion’s position on banning gas stoves.

Last week, the Department of Energy proposed new regulation­s on gas and electric stoves that would go into effect in 2027. The move is supposedly about energy efficiency. A department spokesman claimed, “We are not proposing bans on either” type of stove.

That sounds reassuring, until you dig into the details. The DOE estimates that just “4 percent of the gas cooking top shipments” meet the proposed efficiency regulation­s.

“This approach by DOE could effectivel­y ban gas appliances,” Jill Notini, a vice president with the Associatio­n of Home Appliance Manufactur­ers said. “We are concerned this approach could eliminate fully featured gas products.”

There are two shell games going on here. The first involves the Biden administra­tion’s desire to ban gas stoves. It’s an extension of the left’s war on fossil fuels. In some cities, leftists have succeeded in making it illegal to install new gas stoves . ...

But outlawing gas stoves nationally isn’t politicall­y feasible. There was intense public pushback last month when U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission­er Richard Trumka Jr. floated that idea. The White House was even forced to say it didn’t support a ban.

You can see the sleight of hand. The Biden administra­tion doesn’t want to ban gas stoves. It just wants to impose regulation­s that make them virtually illegal.

It’s amazing how often the narrative goes from “you’re crazy for suggesting the left wants to do this” to “it’s good this thing is happening.”

Don’t be fooled. The Biden administra­tion and Democrats really are coming for gas stoves.

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