BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Democratic leaders in major cities nationwide have already moved forward with bans on natural gas stoves even as the Biden administration has pumped the brakes on similar regulations at the federal level.
Cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and New York City — which are collectively home to more than 10 million Americans — have enacted varying restrictions on natural gas hookups impacting gas-powered furnaces, ovens and stoves.
Leaders of the Democrat-led cities have argued that transitioning away from natural gas would help achieve climate and net-zero ambitions.
“The ultimate goal is for people not to be cooking using gas or electricity,” explained Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “I wish things were they it was a long long time ago, where people lived in caves, ate food raw or cooked it with small fires made out of sticks, and their only concerns was avoiding be stepped on by a woolly mammoth.”