Do you remember a few weeks back when Democrats and activists started floating the idea of banning gas stoves?
The liberal media jumped on the idea and started publishing stories about how gas stoves are bad for the environment. Some reports even suggested that gas stoves are responsible for asthma in children.
The whole thing got massive pushback from the public and suddenly, anyone who noticed was a conspiracy theorist for thinking that Democrats were trying to ban gas stoves.
So how do they explain this?
A new Biden administration “efficiency” rule would effectively ban half of all gas stoves on the U.S. market from being sold, according to an Energy Department projection.
Via @CAndersonMO https://t.co/xa93UrjcbA
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) February 25, 2023
From the Free Beacon:
Turns Out They Are Coming for Your Gas Stoves
A new Biden administration rule on cooking appliances would effectively ban half of all gas stoves on the U.S. market from being sold, according to an Energy Department projection.
In an analysis published earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s Energy Department acknowledged that roughly half of all gas stoves on the U.S. market today would not meet its proposed cooking appliance efficiency regulations, E&E News reported Friday. As a result, those stoves would not be eligible for purchase. Still, Energy Department spokesman Jeremy Ortiz dismissed concerns over the proposal, saying half the gas stove market “would remain if this standard is finalized as proposed.”
The Energy Department’s admission comes roughly one month after U.S. Consumer Product Safety commissioner Richard Trumka Jr., a Biden appointee, said a gas stove ban was “on the table.” “This is a hidden hazard,” Trumka Jr. said of gas cooking. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
After Trumka’s comments prompted a political firestorm, both the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the White House walked back the threat, with Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre assuring Americans “the president does not support banning gas stoves.”
Bonchie of RedState pretty much nails it here:
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) February 25, 2023
The left is hoping everyone forgot the recent narrative.
I was informed this was a culture war conspiracy.
— JWF (@JammieWF) February 25, 2023
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) February 25, 2023
I’m old enough to remember when we were told this was a conspiracy theory, by the left.
— Jill Susan (@JillSusan88) February 25, 2023
There were so many headlines claiming this was not happening.
We were assured they weren't going to do that pic.twitter.com/UKZ7rOCrQ6
— TJWFW (@icouldbeahacker) February 25, 2023
Here’s the bottom line.
They will lower your quality of life and call it progress.
— Why Is Everything Cold Harvest? (@KyleSouther1) February 25, 2023
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