Tue May 2, 2023 AT 10:31 AM EDT
Two top congressional Republicans are investigating whether green-energy groups and a consumer magazine coordinated with the Biden administration to restrict and even ban the use of gas stoves.
House Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer of Kentucky and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas are calling the effort “a hidden pressure campaign” to ban the popular appliances.
They wrote to Consumer Reports, the Climate Imperative Foundation, and Rewiring America, demanding information about contact that the groups had with the administration, and in particular the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which voted recently to seek public input about “the chronic hazards associated with gas ranges and proposed solutions.”
The lawmakers are also seeking information about the “precise purpose” of $400,000 that the Climate Imperative Foundation provided to the Windward Fund, which sponsors Rewiring America, a group that has declared its goal is to “electrify everything.” Rewire America recently hired failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, as its senior counsel. Read Full Story