Once again, we see that the so-called “fact checkers” are really more interested in working for the Democrat Party than in promulgating any “facts,” and we see that in this growing gas stove ban story.
When this story broke, the left-wing “fact checkers” scolded conservatives for saying that Biden is trying to ban gas-powered stoves from our home kitchens. We were called “conspiracy theorists” once again as these sold-out, left-wing “fact checkers” assured us that Biden was NOT coming for our gas stoves.
You see, they did not want people to think Joe Biden and his extremist regime were unhinged.
Well. They lied.
As they always do.
As the Washington Examiner pointed out, “Yes, the Biden administration is coming for your gas stove.”
The Department of Energy is conducting this gas stove grab through a rule that would impose extreme energy performance standards on residential cooktops. The department’s proposed rule sets requirements for gas cooktops at the maximum technologically feasible or “max-tech” level. Based on the Department of Energy’s own analysis, gas cooktops at the max-tech level represent just 4% of current market share and exclude all conventional free-stand ranges.
Any rule that causes 96% of the products available today to be eliminated from the market is an extreme regulation. In fact, it is essentially an outright ban on gas stoves
You will recall that a month ago, news broke that key Biden appointees were advocating for a ban of gas stoves. Then the conservative media jumped in to warn everyone about the move.
But the “fact checkers” told us that the conservatives were liars:
FactCheck.org: “The Biden administration is not planning to ban gas stoves.”
Reuters Fact Check: “Nationwide bans on gas stoves are not going to be introduced imminently, the U.S. government agency responsible for regulating consumer product safety said.”
USA Today Fact Check: “The claim: The Biden administration wants to ban gas stoves… Our rating: False.”
Snopes: “Is Biden Administration Banning Gas Stoves Over Climate Change [which is a hoax] Concerns? False.”
PolitiFact: “The White House is not banning gas stoves and ovens.”
That is just a tiny taste. There are tons more just like that, not to mention a million social media posts that echoed these lies.
Cross-Posted with iPatriot