Mother and Son Cooking

With city councils in Seattle and Bellingham clamoring to eliminate consumer choice by banning natural gas, CEA’s David Holt looks at the impact this will have on households across those communities.

A ban on natural gas as a heating or cooking fuel would hit residents, especially the less fortunate who struggle with poverty or fixed incomes, squarely in the wallets. A recent study from the University of California, Berkeley’s Energy Institute found that African American households and renters paid more for energy than white households from 2010 to 2017. And for families who often can’t afford to use enough energy to stay warm or cool, their priority is managing their basic needs and are less likely to be able to afford or make upgrades.

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