The "war on fossil fuels" has nothing to do with what they are proposing, its a health issue. And he is right, really old houses with gas stoves have no proper ventilation in the kitchens, which does impact low income people the most. Other than encouraging switching to electric with incentives, there is not much that can be done. A lot of old houses only have a 100 amp service which is not enough for an electric stove.Did you notice the source of the above quote?
On the other hand, this came from the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission: “This is a hidden hazard,” CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. told the outlet. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
And this from two Democrat senators: "Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) sent a letter to the agency in December urging it to take action against the appliances, saying they are a “cumulative burden” on minority and low-income households."
Yes, the CPSC could just as easily have proposed a requirement for ventilation hoods with gas stoves, but that wouldn't have enhanced their war on fossil fuels would it? Ventilation hoods are already required by building codes in most areas for commercial stoves anyway, but thanks for helping make my point.
We have been cooking on gas stoves for a long time, new technology has shown us how bad it is for us in our homes, so the question is, what are we going to do about it?