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Washington State Ban on Natural Gas Heating Is All Cost, No Benefit

Todd Myers writes on Washington’s ban on natural gas heating in The Daily Signal.

The C3 Take
  • 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.

“The decision to ban natural gas heating is emblematic of the state of climate policy in the United States. Policies are chosen based on the desire of politicians to appear righteous when addressing the ‘climate crisis.’

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