The green agenda coalition now is demanding the elimination of natural gas furnaces and appliances in homes nationwide, a move that could trigger replacements costs of $12,000 for homeowners. And the plan is being slammed as representing a federal government “out of control,” according to a state lawmaker. The plan is being pushed by the Sierra Club and dozens of other “environmental” groups, who are demanding the Environmental Protection Agency ban the use of natural gas for home heating – everywhere in the country.
The groups’ petition claims that the federal agency absolutely has to regulate “deadly pollution” from the energy source.
A report in the Denver Gazette explains, “The petition, sponsored by the Sierra Club, claims fossil fuel-fired home furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers and stoves emit enough nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) that they must be classified as ‘new stationary sources’ of air pollutants, placing them in the same regulatory regime as power plants and factories.”
U.S. Rep. Lauiren Boebert, R-Colo., was direct in responding that “unelected bureaucrats do not have the power to unilaterally decide major questions” such as how Americans heat their homes.