Gas stove updates including a win in federal court and RGF comments to US DOE

The 9th Circuit Federal court of appeals gave supporters of gas stoves a victory when it ruled that cities like Berkley cannot impose their own bans. The opinion found the “Energy Policy and Conservation Act  expressly preempts State and local regulations concerning the energy use of many natural gas appliances, including those used in household and restaurant kitchens.”

The battle over “stove freedom” is hardly over of course. While local bans may not be constitutional, the Biden Administration (including but by no means limited to the US Department of Energy) continues to work to find ways to regulate and limit use of gas stoves. To that end the Rio Grande Foundation signed a national letter commenting (against) the DOE’s efforts to impose additional regulations on gas stoves.

You can read the entire comment and find out who else signed on here.