Democratic District of Columbia Attorney General Brian Schwalb revealed on Thursday that he has a gas stove in his home as the official defended his comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission endorsing the agency’s efforts to regulate the appliances.
Biden administration officials induced backlash earlier this year when they floated new emissions rules for gas stoves, even as increased adoption of natural gas serves as a significant driver of lower emissions in the United States. Criticism over the move occurred when CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. said in an interview that “any option is on the table” for a prohibition of the appliances, after which CPSC Chairman Alex Hoehn-Saric posted a statement asserting that the agency did not intend to outlaw gas stoves.
Schwalb and nearly one
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