I’ve just read several stories that rank among the highest in stupidity of modern man. In September, California’s clean air agency approved a proposal to ban new natural gas-fueled furnaces and water heaters in homes by 2030. The final vote won’t take place until 2025, but the stage is set. Now the Feds are jumping on board. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is opening up a comment period to set new emission standards which would lead to banning natural gas stoves. The California agency cites that natural gas in homes causes respiratory problems in some 12% of kids and that natural gas is a financial burden on low income citizens. Right? Gotta have that woke component these days.
In a September 22 statement, California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Liane Randolph said, “We need to take every action we can to deliver on our commitments to protect public health from the adverse impacts of air pollution, and this strategy identifies how we can do just that…While this strategy will clean the air for all Californians, it will also lead to reduced emissions in the many low-income and disadvantaged communities that experience greater levels of persistent air pollution.” By this, CARB intends to target natural gas vehicles, space heaters, water heaters and air conditioners. Stoves come in later in the plan. Wasn’t it just a few years ago they were converting everything to natural gas? Now the conversion goal is electric, which California can’t handle now with all its rolling blackouts.
CPSC head Richard Trumka Jr. told Bloomberg News on January 9 that CSPC will have public comment about gas stoves in the winter of 2023 and could set standards on emissions—even possibly banning them. Trumka last month said such a request for input, “is the first step in what could be a long journey toward regulating gas stoves.” He said that banning gas stoves is a “real possibility” especially if there is enough public pressure there could be “a regulation on the books before this time next year.” Where would that pressure come from? The same sources the government is paying to conduct studies on the evils of natural gas—left wing environmental groups. And here’s another kicker—Trumka is a Biden appointee, the son of the late former chief of the AFL-CIO and a former Democratic congressional staffer.
How about another kicker– Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act includes $4.5 billion of your taxpayer money in rebates of up to $840 for an electric stove or other electric appliances, and up to $500 to help cover the costs of converting to electric from gas.That’s how serious this Administration is about banning gas stoves. Yet, where electric is forced on people, they sit in the dark because demand is too high. In Genesis 1:28 God blessed man and granted “dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Yes, we are to be good stewards, but leftists’ agendas with no common sense are, say it with me, Stupidocrisy.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!