This will not go over well:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may decide to outlaw natural gas stoves after a new study claimed the appliances can emit harmful pollution, according to Bloomberg.
The article makes it sound as if the CPSC can ban gas stoves without any action by Congress.
As I can’t imagine there is as much soot and other pollutants as they claim this would appear to be another case where people get a thrill out of creating regulations:
I like having a very direct and very powerful impact on worker safety and health. If you put out a reg, it matters. I think that’s really where the thrill comes from. And it is a thrill; it’s a high… I love it; I absolutely love it. I was born to regulate. I don’t know why, but that’s very true. So as long as I’m regulating, I’m happy.
I wonder if 18 USC 242 could be made to apply to them.