Squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.) said the Biden administration is not working to ban gas stoves, even as it pushes measures that would ban half of all gas stoves on the U.S. market.
“This proposed rule is not a ban on gas stoves, we are regulating indoor air pollution,” Bush said in defense of proposed guidance from the Biden Energy Department that would impose cooking appliance efficiency regulations. If adopted, the rules would prohibit half of American gas stoves currently on the market from being sold.
Bush also suggested her constituents need to be saved by the Biden administration from the dangers of cooking with gas stoves.
“I can only imagine the number of my constituents who are unknowingly being poisoned by their gas stove,” Bush said, “without this proposed rule being in effect.”