Banning natural gas is is part of a national movement to get rid of natural gas, heating oil and propane. Last month, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit struck down the city of Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation gas ban, dealing a potential setback to that California city and 25 others with similar ordinances. [/
California plans to ban the sale of new natural gas space heaters and water heating equipment by 2030. The California Air Resources Board (CARB), an unelected bureaucracy, voted unanimously and hopes other states will follow its model. Heat pump technology works entirely off of electricity and does have limitations.
After Biden took office in January 2021, he issued an executive order that put a moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits on federal lands. Judge Terry Doughty issued a permanent injunction blocking the leasing moratorium because President Biden “lacked any authority” to implement the policy.