by Thomas Catenacci
Fox News

A coalition of 18 energy and consumer advocacy organizations are filing comments with the Department of Energy (DOE) on Monday, arguing the agency’s rules cracking down on gas stoves would harm Americans.

Led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the groups argued the regulations on stovetops, which the DOE introduced in early February, would compromise consumer choice and are therefore “arbitrary and capricious” while having minimal impact on climate change. The comment letter largely focused on compliance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) which mandates the federal government implement energy efficiency measures while not harming consumer choice.

“EPCA does not mandate a new energy conservation standard for cooking products, but permits one only if it benefits consumers. This is not the case here,” the groups wrote. “The proposed rule would almost certainly compromise some of the features that gas stove users want, and all for the sake of saving an insignificant amount of energy.”…

Other organizations that signed the letter led by CEI on Monday include the Caesar Rodney Institute, Center for the American Experiment, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Heartland Institute, Science and Environmental Policy Project, Energy & Environment Legal Institute, Consumers’ Research, Institute for Energy Research and FreedomWorks.

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