Eleven Democratic state attorneys general issued comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Monday endorsing the agency’s efforts to regulate natural gas stoves.
Biden administration officials provoked controversy earlier this year when they introduced new emissions rules for gas stoves, even as increased adoption of the fuel serves as a significant driver of lower emissions in the United States. Backlash over the move emerged when CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. said in an interview that gas stoves are a “hidden hazard” and declared that “any option is on the table” for a ban, after which CPSC Chairman Alex Hoehn-Saric posted a statement asserting that the agency did not intend to outlaw gas stoves.
The attorneys general nevertheless said in comments on forthcoming CPSC regulations that they
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