/Small Business Owners Torch Biden Over Proposed Gas Appliance Ban

Small Business Owners Torch Biden Over Proposed Gas Appliance Ban

Last week, it broke that the Biden Administration is considering a nationwide ban on gas appliances citing the harmful indoor pollutants released by the appliances. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is leading the way with the proposed ban because they say the pollutants can cause respiratory and health issues. But the proposed ban is taking major heat from millions of Americans across the nation and especially from small business owners. Wisconsin small business owners warned the move by regulators could cost lives in the coldest parts of America.

“We live in a small town of 2,500 people right in town, and then have a big, wide area of places that are 40 miles away from a local grocery store. We just had two feet of snow and people weren’t allowed out. We had a power outage, and luckily people had a gas fireplace in their home where they were able to use their fireplace for heat for up to three days,” Northwoods Stove & Fireplace owner Holly Duffy said alongside her husband, Brian, on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday.

Holly and Brian have operated their business since 2000 in Wisconsin and have already faced regulation from the federal government over the use of wood stoves. Now they are ready fight back over any nationwide gas appliance ban and “dare” the Biden administration to come spend a winter in Wisconsin.

“We were gone a month ago, our daughter was home and we had three gas fireplaces in the house. They were without power and their house stayed at 70 degrees. But guess what? My electric refrigerator did not work. She had to throw all the food out,” Brian explained. “And the people that are living well in the boonies, if you want to call it that, they have no heat and they have no one to come help them.”

According to Fox:

They also raised concerns about residential subdivisions being built in the city of Madison without any gas lines, so families “don’t have a choice” at all between gas or electric.

“I just think it’s wrong,” Holly said. “It reminds me of blanket policies. Throughout the United States, we’re all different… so it’s kind of like, the COVID vaccine isn’t for everyone. Well, electric isn’t for everyone.”

Roughly 35% of homes in the U.S. use gas stoves, and the Energy Information Agency estimates that more than 40 million Americans use the appliance.