Sometimes we ‘break’ a story before almost anyone else, like how a radical green group funded the research used to propose Gas Stove Ban. Both got legs. The alleged ban and the research funding issue, but the response from the Left was mixed.
Some tried to justify the proposed ban by claiming gas stoves had harmed (people of color, children, or maybe children of color). Others said the ban was a Right-Wing conspiracy (I mean, who would ban gas cooking when the ruling class loves them so much).
As it turns out, the noise about them harming (any) people was the conspiracy theory, and the ban was legit. In testimony before Congress last week, Jennifer “I Love China’s commitment to Climate Change” Granholm admits the truth.
“There’s been an awful lot of misinformation that’s been floating around about this,” Granholm told Newhouse.
Granholm acknowledged, however, that half of gas stoves could be impacted under a Department of Energy proposal.
“Half of the gas stoves that are on the market right now wouldn’t even be impacted,” she said.
That’s the bureaucratic way of saying, yes, we’d be banning half the gas stoves (as in the other half). But back in January, when the story broke, the same Jen Granholm said,
“the notion of a gas stove ban was “so ridiculous” and “just not true,” echoing White House comments on Jan. 11 downplaying talk of a ban.”
I don’t think that word (ridiculous) means what you think it means, Secretary Granholm. Ridicule: … absurd, preposterous, laughable; unworthy of serious consideration. However, it appears to apply to Joe Biden’s Secretary of Energy.
As for the research upon which the rule was based, it’s still garbage, and so is the rule, along with the irony of why they are even considering it. Democrats ignore rules all the time.
That consent decree, which stemmed from a lawsuit against DoE by the Sierra Club, other environmental groups, and several states, requires DoE to address gas stoves by Jan. 31, 2024, either through new energy conservation standards or by deciding not to alter the current energy conservation standards.
Granholm claimed “high-end gas stoves” were the ones at risk, due to their heavier grates and oval-shaped burners.
The Sierra Club infers environmental harm, and the Feds hop to it because the dark and cold energy future needs less gas. Where were the regulators when the Sierra Club said Biomass energy plants were terrible for the planet? The Democrats pushed back hard on that one.
Again we see the correct and proper application of the word ridiculous.
And one more point. The State of New York is not waiting for the Feds.
New York state is reportedly close to enacting the nation’s first legislative ban on gas stoves for most new construction, including single-family homes and commercial buildings.
Amid a statewide uproar over the plan, the Democrat-led state legislature is set to advance the move as part of Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul’s $227 billion budget blueprint, which heavily focuses on phasing out the use of fossil fuels with a commitment to creating a “cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.”
Hochul ‘misspelled’ “offshoring emissions to third-world countries where people of color work for slave wages (if they get paid at all) in toxic environments that poison local communities to enrich the Chinese and local warlords doing business as politicians.”
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