Since the first uproar in early January, the Biden administration and its media friends have waged a persistent effort to portray Republicans as inventing fears about a federal gas stove ban.
Unfortunately for them, the internet is eternal, and comments from administration officials, including CPSC chief Alexander Hoehn-Saric, made it plain that the concept was being considered. Democrats backed the potential change as well, noting that gas stoves promote kids asthma.
If you didn’t think gas stoves should be outlawed, you were regarded as an idiot who wished to damage children for several days. Even late-night TV shows were discussing it, and then everything changed. The press began to run articles claiming that Biden would never prohibit gas stoves and that the outrage was the result of a right-wing moral panic. That wasn’t accurate, but it was a convenient way to avoid the truth that the government had backtracked owing to public outrage.
We are now getting the facts about how far this effort went and what the true motivation was. According to Fox News, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm secretly met with Jules Kortenhorst, the CEO of the business behind the study alleging gas stoves are dangerous to one’s health, in mid-2021.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met privately with the leader of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), the group that funded a recent study used to justify calls for a gas stove ban.
Granholm met with Jules Kortenhorst — the CEO of RMI at the time — in June 2021, according to her internal agency calendar obtained by government watchdog group Americans for Public Trust (APT). Kortenhorst is widely known global climate activist who also founded the Energy Transitions Commission and chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Net Zero Transition…
…”Despite calling stories about the Biden administration banning gas stoves ‘ridiculous’ and ‘not true,’ Secretary Granholm’s calendar tells a different story,” APT executive director Caitlin Sutherland told Fox News Digital. “We’ve now learned that she consulted with the dark money group pushing to ban gas stoves.”
“Suffice it to say, ‘ridiculous’ and ‘not true’ proposals don’t ordinarily involve a meeting with the Secretary of Energy — and where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” Sutherland added. “Americans everywhere must demand Granholm and green energy extremists stay out of their kitchens.”
If an administration wasn’t really considering banning gas stoves, its senior energy official wouldn’t have met for an hour with the CEO of a dark money group campaigning for the ban. Clearly, the notion reached the highest echelons, and Granholm appears to have been hunting for a scientific hook to justify taking action. Furthermore, if you look at her post-meeting speech, it’s clear she agreed with Kortenhorst, and she’s still echoing his talking points to this day, although continuing to deny that the government ever planned to prohibit gas stoves.
What I find most intriguing about this discovery is what it reveals about the true motivations of individuals involved. Granholm is a climate change cultist who believes that the United States must abandon all usage of fossil fuels. Kortenhorst, RMI’s CEO, is also a radical activist who utilizes his position and firm to advocate for the abolition of fossil fuels.
Now, consider if those two were truly worried about kid asthma when they got together. Or did they utilize it as a public cover-up for their genuine obsession? I believe we all know the answer.
In truth, the Biden administration planned to outlaw gas stoves. They changed their minds due to public outrage and mockery. That’s a good thing, but they can’t suddenly pretend that everyone who pointed it out was a lunatic conspiracy theorist. Granholm clearly took the concept seriously, as evidenced by the discovered meeting.