Natural Gas Becomes Important Battleground In Transition From Fossil Fuels

Natural Gas Becomes Important Battleground In Transition From Fossil Fuels

1/21/2022 8:14:00 PM

Natural Gas Becomes Important Battleground In Transition From Fossil Fuels

2021 was a big year for natural gas bans as cities continue to lead the way in phasing out gas from homes and buildings.

States That Prohibited Natural Gas Bans in 2021 & the Liberal/Conservative DivideMap courtesy of SP GlobalIn contrast, many states in the South and Midwest went the opposite direction in 2021 and prohibited local jurisdictions from banning natural gas in their communities. Let’s call this a “ban on gas bans.” Last year, this included

16 states(20 states total in recent years) all controlled by Republicans. This is, I suppose, democracy at work, although the American Gas Lobby seems heavily advantaged in resources compared to on-the-ground activists on the other side.This ban on gas bans shouldn’t be too worrisome or surprising for advocates trying to transition off fossils (full disclosure, I’m one of them). Backlashes to any new idea are inevitable. This particular backlash might be compared to that over same-sex marriage, which was a defining cultural issue of the early 2000s. Over a period of 13 years, from 1995 to 2008, nearly every state in the union banned same sex marriage, most even writing it into their state constitutions. But shortly after, the cultural tide turned, and the supreme court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in 2015. The question has been settled ever since, making the backlash look like a silly blip on the road to progress.

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on gas in new construction in New York, so keep your eyes on New York as the first likely state to begin to phase out natural gas at the state level. States That Prohibited Natural Gas Bans in 2021 & the Liberal/Conservative Divide Map courtesy of SP Global In contrast, many states in the South and Midwest went the opposite direction in 2021 and prohibited local jurisdictions from banning natural gas in their communities. Let’s call this a “ban on gas bans.” Last year, this included 16 states (20 states total in recent years) all controlled by Republicans. This is, I suppose, democracy at work, although the American Gas Lobby seems heavily advantaged in resources compared to on-the-ground activists on the other side. This ban on gas bans shouldn’t be too worrisome or surprising for advocates trying to transition off fossils (full disclosure, I’m one of them). Backlashes to any new idea are inevitable. This particular backlash might be compared to that over same-sex marriage, which was a defining cultural issue of the early 2000s. Over a period of 13 years, from 1995 to 2008, nearly every state in the union banned same sex marriage, most even writing it into their state constitutions. But shortly after, the cultural tide turned, and the supreme court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in 2015. The question has been settled ever since, making the backlash look like a silly blip on the road to progress. Ithaca Becomes First City To Try To Phase Out Fossil Gas From All Buildings Ithaca, a small college town in upstate New York, passed two ambitious laws last year. The first bans gas in all new construction, similar to other leading cities, while the second, passed in November 2021, goes even further and seeks to phase out all natural gas in buildings in 8 short years. Beautiful Ithaca to fully transition off gas by 2030. Photo by Will Barkoff