Todd Myers writes on Washington’s ban on natural gas heating in The Daily Signal.
- The ban will increase the cost of new construction by an estimated $6,000.
- Importantly, the ban will have little to no impact on emissions reductions in the state but will make the cost of home heating more expensive.
- Government-mandated policies such as these are costly and disproportionately harm low and middle-income families while providing little to no environmental benefits.
- Rather than looking to government mandates, Washington state regulators should tap the innovation of the private sector to reduce emissions.
Read the full article here.