The Biden administration plans to ban gas stoves after U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s top leader, Richard Trumka Jr., said earlier this year that “a ban on gas stoves is on the table.” He says they are unsafe.
Already liberal-run cities have started restricting gas stoves, ovens, and home furnaces, now subject to bans or restrictions in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
“This is a hidden hazard,” Trumka said. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
Trumka later said it would not apply to existing stoves, but only to new stoves.
On Thanksgiving, it became clear any ban would not apply to Vice President Kamala Harris or First Lady Jill Biden, who have posted a social media photos of themselves with their gas stoves over the past years.