District of Columbia Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb led a coalition of 10 attorneys general in submitting comments responding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) request for information on the chronic hazards of gas stoves. In their comments, the AGs urged CPSC to develop standards or regulations for gas stoves and to educate consumers on the effect of gas stoves on indoor air quality. Gas stoves expose households to dangerous pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate pollution, and formaldehyde. According to the comments, “harmful indoor air quality has been listed as one of the top five risks to public health.” The AGs emphasized the importance of mitigating these risks given the disproportionate effect of gas stove harms on underserved communities.
- Documents: CommentsDC Press Release
- Document Type: Comment Letters
- States: Delaware Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota New York Oregon Rhode Island Vermont Washington Washington, D.C.
- Agencies: Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Issues: Clean Air & Climate Consumer Protection Energy & Energy Efficiency Environmental Justice Fossil Fuels Oil and Gas Public Health Toxics
- Era: Biden Administration
- Action Type: Rulemaking & Other Federal Administrative Proceedings