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Democrat Attorneys General unite to push for federal crackdown on gas stoves

The Attorneys General also suggest the department responsible has the authority to "ban consumer products..."

Published: May 9, 2023 2:54pm

Updated: May 9, 2023 2:57pm

Eleven Democratic attorneys general have joined in asking federal regulators to enact policies to further restrict gas-powered stoves across the US. 

They made their case in a letter Monday to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, asking the agency to "determine the best path forward" in gathering information on health hazards associated with gas stoves, then mandating emissions restrictions for the appliances. 

“Once the CPSC has completed this information-gathering process, the states urge the CPSC to develop voluntary standards or mandatory regulations that will reduce the emissions of harmful pollutants from gas stoves that degrade indoor air quality in U.S. households," in part reads the letter, led by Washington, D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwab.

The letter also argues that since the agency's role is to is reduce the risk of injuries and deaths from consumer products it can go as far as outlawing ones like gas stoves.

The other attorneys general who signed the letter are from Delaware, include Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington as well as New York City's corporation counsel.

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