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Small business owners torch gas stove ban as ‘blanket’ policy: It ‘isn’t for everyone’
Small business owners explain why banning gas stoves isn’t for everyone
Northwoods Stove & Fireplace owners Brian and Holly Duffy argue small, rural towns can’t afford to rid of gas appliances.
After the Biden administration faced major heat this week over its proposal to get rid of gas appliances, 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 store since 2000 in Hayward, Wisconsin, where they say the federal government has already attempted to pass legislation aimed at curbing the use of wood stoves. Now, the couple is sounding off against the possibility of a nationwide ban on gas stoves.
The Biden administration caused an uproar over gas stoves last week after a commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) suggested regulators were considering banning the appliance due to health and safety concerns. Recent reports from the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency have suggested that carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions from gas stoves can cause cardiovascular problems, cancer and other health conditions.
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The White House clarified Wednesday that Biden does not support a ban on gas stoves.