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Banning Gas Stoves: Another Right-Wing “Conspiracy Theory” Comes True

When liberals first floated the idea of banning gas stoves, naturally the liberals mocked conservatives, saying it was just another right-wing conspiracy theory. But like most conservative “conspiracy theories” this one is coming true. New York has officially banned gas cookstoves in all new buildings. Not only that, but they will not allow furnaces or propane heating. I bought a house in the Poconos that had electric heat and it cost me $400 a month in electricity so I put in a propane stove. I cut my bill by $300 a month.

And now, here is CBS News reporting that they are, in fact, banning gas stoves:

New York becomes the first state to ban gas stoves in new residential building construction

New York has officially become the first U.S. state to ban gas stoves from new residential building construction.

The new $229 billion fiscal year budget was approved by Gov. Kathy Hochul and the Democratic-led legislature on Tuesday night and contains a provision that bans gas stoves from new residential buildings. The law also bans furnaces and propane heating.

Under the new law, all-electric heating and cooking is required in new buildings shorter than seven stories by 2026, and in buildings taller than seven stories by 2029 — but is designed to largely impact residential buildings, with exceptions in place for commercial and industrial buildings such as restaurants and stores.

“Just like we had to, a long time ago, transition from coal as your energy source, we do have to transition. There are clean energy alternatives,” said Hochul in an interview on Wednesday with FOX 5 New York.

“It’s going to take time and I want to make sure that New Yorkers don’t get hit hard for the costs, so we’re going to roll this out. But new buildings that are going up, they can go electric, they can do heat pumps,” the governor added.

This will be just one more reason people will have to move out of New York State as if they really needed another one. It seems to be a race between New York and Clifornia to see who goes bankrupt first. Right now, it’s a dead heat.

From CNN

The state’s budget doesn’t ban gas in all new buildings – there are exceptions for large commercial and industrial buildings like stores, hospitals, laundromats, and restaurants, for instance. But the impact on new residential buildings could be significant. Buildings account for 32% of New York State’s planet-warming emissions, according to a 2022 report.

Methane, the main component of natural gas used to fuel stoves and heat homes, has more than 80 times as much warming power as carbon dioxide in the first two decades it’s in the atmosphere. For that reason, scientists have narrowed in on the fossil fuel as a way to rapidly decrease planet-warming pollution. Several studies also have found that gas stoves are responsible for severe health conditions, including asthma.

The law’s passage comes after a federal official’s comments on gas stoves sparked controversy earlier this year. Richard Trumka Jr., a US Consumer Product Safety commissioner, set off a firestorm when he said in January that gas stoves were a significant source of indoor pollution linked to childhood asthma, and suggested that the agency could be working to ban them in new homes. Trumka later clarified his statement, saying the agency is “not looking to go into anyone’s homes and take away items that are already there.”

While New York is the first state to pass such a law, other cities have led the way. In 2019, Berkeley became the first US city to pass a code banning natural gas hookups in new buildings. Other cities, including San Francisco in 2020 and New York City in 2021, quickly followed suit.

 

 

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9 Responses

  1. Banning Gas Stoves is just another indication that the Big Apple has a big worm in it!

  2. They ban gas and want everyone to go electric, but then they also ban many of the ways to produce electricity,…thus driving the cost waaaaay up. Wind and solar will never produce enough for the demand. The exodus has already started, we can only assume it will get much, much worse.

  3. So what do you do when the power goes out ? Freeze inside your home ?
    Watch the pipes burst ? Will the green crusaders in the government pay for your extensive & expensive plumbing repairs ? I doubt it ! How do you prep your food if all you have is electric cooking appliances ? Live on peanut butter sandwiches ? You think the government officials would resort to that ? I doubt it ! Not to mention food spoilage from lack of refrigeration !
    These green crusaders need to think & count the cost before they make such life altering demands on all of us !

  4. “…required in new buildings shorter than seven stories by 2026, and in buildings taller than seven stories by 2029…” So for buildings right at seven stories the law doesn’t apply, right?

    “Richard Trumka Jr. … set off a firestorm when he said in January that gas stoves were a significant source of indoor pollution linked to childhood asthma…” I call BS! Just because you say it does NOT make it so. Where’s your proof?

  5. When are people going to realize democrat/liberalism/progressivism is a mental disease/defect?

  6. Screw Communist New York as far as Kathy Hochal the States Communist Dictator wannabe go to hell, and for all you Communist Democrat voters, you get what you deserve.
    Just keep voting Communist Democrats and remember it only gets

  7. All I do is post the truth and What true Patriots know, and your moderator deletes my comment, must be a Fucking Communist Democrat supporting POS.

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