Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

(MY NORTHWEST) – If a ban on the use of natural gas were to expand from Seattle to commercial and residential areas statewide, there may be issues with affordability.

Spike O’Neil with the Affordable Energy Coalition told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH that an outright natural gas ban would raise energy costs for folks who can least afford to bear the burden. The Affordable Energy Coalition is a nonprofit based in Seattle, O’Neil explained.

“We’re just trying to make sure that the energy costs, rising as they are, given the international market for fuel — the people who are affected the most are heard, that’s our main goal. Make sure that energy stays affordable, like the name says,” he said. “This gas ban proposal in Seattle started, of course, as a feel-good way to have folks do something for the environment. And don’t get me wrong, we’re all for concerns about the environment,” he continued.

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