Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan flamed the Biden administration over a proposed ban on gas stoves by one of the president’s federal appointees.
Rogan shared a clearly photoshopped image on Instagram of four stone-faced law enforcement officials standing in front of a stove and wearing Kevlar vests that read: “Gas stove unit.”
“Not sure who made this, but f–king bravo to whoever it was,” he captioned the post on Thursday.
Rogan later credited the Instagram account grandoldmemes, for creating the image.
Rogan’s commentary comes after the battle over gas stoves heated up at the beginning of the week on the heels of a study by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, which claimed nearly 13% of all childhood asthma cases were caused gas cooktops.
Researchers said that chemicals emitted from gas ranges, most prominently nitrogen dioxide, causes respiratory distress and asthma flareups.
US Consumer Product Safety (CSPC) commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. ignited the controversy, when he told Bloomberg that gas stoves were a “hidden hazard.”
The 2021 Biden nominee added that “products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” and “everything’s on the table.”
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, announced that under her “Achieving the New York Dream” plan, new commercial and residential developments would be required to use only electric stovetops in 2030 and beyond.
“Buildings are the largest source of emissions in our state, accounting for a third of our greenhouse gas output,” she remarked on Tuesday.
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said that getting rid of gas stoves was a hard no for Florida.
“You see, the Biden administration wants to nix gas stoves. Are you kidding me?” He said during a Tuesday speech. “I want gas stoves.”
“How many people had the hurricane come through, didn’t have power right away, but were able to turn on [their stove]?” he said about September’s category four Hurricane Ian.
The American Gas Association torched the CSPC for “linking natural gas cooking” based on a study “not substantiated by sound science.”
“Any discussion or perpetuation of the allegations in this report which is funded by non-governmental organizations to advance their agenda to remove consumer energy choice and the option of natural gas is reckless,” a Tuesday press release read.
They accused the study’s authors of using “no measurements or tests based on real-life appliance usage,” and ignoring other literature on the topic.
“One study of data collected from more than 500,000 children in 47 countries that “detected no evidence of an association between the use of gas as a cooking fuel and either asthma symptoms or asthma diagnosis,” the statement continued.
They said that any allegations that gas stoves exceed EPA and WHO standards “is patently false.”
“Attempts to generate consumer fears with baseless allegations to justify the banning of natural gas is a misguided agenda that will not improve the environment or the health of consumers and would saddle vulnerable populations with significant costs,” the association added.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin tweeted that banning gas ranges “is a recipe for disaster.”
“The federal government has no business telling American families how to cook their dinner, he wrote.
“I can tell you the last thing that would ever leave my house is the gas stove that we cook on.”
Liberal Marvel star Mark Ruffalo proudly showed off his electric stove and told Manchin not to “get to worked up” over the issue.
“The science has been there for years, plus fracked gas has been shown to release radiation into homes as well,” he replied.
“Tell people the truth about gas burners, that’s all. By the way, induction cooktops blow gas away! Faster, cheaper, hotter, better in every way.”
By Wednesday, the consumer regulatory agency walked back Trumka Jr.’s remarks.
CSPC Chairman Alex Hoehn-Saric tweeted that he wanted to “set the record straight” about his regulating cooktops.
“Contrary to recent media reports, I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so,” he wrote.
“Research indicates that emissions from gas stoves can be hazardous, and the CPSC is looking for ways to reduce related indoor air quality hazards.”
“But to be clear, I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so,” Hoehn-Saric noted.
The same day, the White House assured all 40% of the nation’s gas burner users that President Biden wasn’t coming for their cooktops.
“The President does not support banning gas stoves – and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is independent, is not banning gas stoves,” a spokesperson said.