Over two dozen environmental groups recently petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban natural gas in the US, the Denver Gazette reports.
In his article for the Gazette, Scott Weiser writes:
More than two dozen environmental organizations petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of natural gas for home heating nationwide, arguing the federal agency must regulate “deadly pollution from heating appliances.”
The petition, sponsored by the Sierra Club, claims fossil fuel-fired home furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers and stoves emit enough nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) that they must be classified as “new stationary sources” of air pollutants, placing them in the same regulatory regime as power plants and factories.
Critics suggest, that the inclusion of nitrogen oxide in the list of banned substances, would essentially eliminate the usage of natural gas across the US.
If implemented, new homes would not be allowed to use natural gas. As well, owners of older homes would be required, at horrendous cost, to convert all natural gas appliances including furnaces, stoves, and water heaters, to electricity when they wear out.
Unfortunately, these environmental groups are impacting public policy
Ironically, while states with extremist green policies such as California are pushing toward a total ban on gas vehicles, their electrical grid is increasingly being powered by unreliable and expensive green energy. This has resulted in California warning people not to plug in their electric vehicles over concerns of electricity shortages. READ: Californians are urged to avoid charging electric vehicles, days after state announced ban of new sales of gas-powered cars by 2035
And now these extremists want people to heat their homes with the same unreliable and expensive green energy.
Americans need to start pushing back against these environmental fanatics and their political backers, or they will face a similar bleak winter as the Europeans. READ: Experts blame green energy policies for Europe’s full-scale energy crisis: ‘A warning to the US’
Skyrocketing electricity prices due largely to the move to Green energy are already resulting in the closure of major manufacturing industries across Europe. READ: Some European factories are being forced to shut down due to soaring global energy prices, report says AND Skyrocketing energy prices force many Dutch factories to close