A group of 11 Democratic attorneys general wrote a letter to federal regulators on Monday urging them to take action against natural gas-powered stovetops over concerns about their impact on respiratory health.
The letter was led by Washington, D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb and joined by his counterparts in states such as New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland, among others. The letter was sent to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in response to the agency’s request for information about gas stove hazards in March.
The state attorneys general argued in favor of heightened restrictions on the appliance, citing the pollutants they emit as a risk to children, underserved communities, and those with asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Schwalb tweeted about the letter on Monday.Click to read full article
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