U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a group of his Republican colleagues today in calling on the Department of Energy (DOE) to remove the proposed rule that would ban at least 50 percent of gas stoves in the United States.
“Consumers deserve choice. Consumers deserve the ability to decide what appliances are in their homes. We strongly urge you to reject this approach and work towards more reasonable, market-driven solutions that promote energy efficiency and protect the interests of the American people. This means working with manufacturers and consumer groups to find energy efficiency standards that are reasonable, achievable and beneficial to Americans. Instead of imposing standards that effectively eliminate gas stovetops, we encourage the Department of Energy to focus on promoting technological innovation, investing in research and development and providing incentives for the voluntary adoption of more efficient appliances,” the Senators wrote.
Senators Roger Marshall (Kan.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), Todd Young (Ind.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), James Risch (Idaho), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), Markwayne Mullin (Okla.), John Hoeven (N.D), James Lankford (Okla.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Bill Cassidy (La.) signed the letter.
Download the letter sent to Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm HERE.
In February, Daines sent a letter to Secretary Granholm expressing concern over the proposal and demanding answers.
Daines also slammed the administration for this proposed rule at a weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference.
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