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Written on: April 25, 2023

In a newsletter to constituents, Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas shared that he led the writing of a letter signed by 14 Senators regarding stringent regulations that would effectively ban gas stoves from new sales by the year 2030.

Marshall wrote:

This week, I led a letter to the Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, on the Biden Administration’s misguided ban on the sale of nearly all gas stoves in America.

This proposed ban on gas stoves is wildly out of touch with the American people and insensitive to the financial hardship the White House has pushed on families from their reckless economic policies. We will not accept this direct assault on consumer choice. Millions of Americans rely on natural gas and propane for their daily needs, Which is why I’m calling on the DOE to find energy standards that help Americans instead of restricting them.

The letter can be found here.

As the gas stove challenge heats up, an example of right-leaning messaging here stresses the urgency of the matter emphasizing that regulations would effectively ban the stoves from being installed at a future date. Left-leaning messaging here downplays the concerns saying that what is happening with regulations is not really a ban and saying that right-wing media is hyping the gas stove bans to make people literally think someone is coming to their home very soon to take away their gas stove.

Updates from NPGA President & CEO Steve Kaminski from several weeks ago on the unfolding challenges can be found here and here. Earlier this month, we shared this news on NPGA endorsing Senate Legislation that would alleviate agency overreach that affects propane stoves and other products.