Sen. Heinrich’s push to ban natural gas appliances based on faulty study

As we’ve noted National Review and elsewhere Sen. Martin Heinrich is one of the “ringleaders” of efforts to get rid of natural gas appliances like heaters, stoves, and hot water heaters in homes.

Heinrich is primarily doing this because he doesn’t like traditional energy sources, but he sometimes justifies his efforts based on supposed issues with indoor air pollution predominantly caused by cooking on gas stoves. 

Well, a new report doesn’t just call into question Heinrich’s facts, it dismantles them.  Here are some choice quotes:

Conducted by Catalyst Environmental Solutions, the Oct. 13 study contends the previous analysis inflated the risk of using gas stoves and other appliances through “incorrect and misleading comparisons” of emissions and current indoor pollution standards.

The report pointed out “several significant flaws in the UCLA Report that undermine its use in decision-making on the topic of the health effects of natural gas stoves and ovens.”

In addition to misleading comparisons between natural gas and emissions standards, the UCLA report neglected air quality issues from the food being cooked, unanticipated consequences of replacing natural gas and made other assumptions, the Catalyst Environmental Solutions report said.

Once again, Heinrich who desperately wants to end fossil fuels, is trying to manipulate science to support his radical agenda.

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5 Replies to “Sen. Heinrich’s push to ban natural gas appliances based on faulty study”

  1. If the analysis or study originates from CommiePornia AKA California, then it must be suspect and usually baked with lies and mistruths.

    America has learned a lot over the past 13 years and that is to NEVER EVER trust a Communist (DemocRAT).

  2. Heinrich is supposedly an engineer, and his poorly thought out proclamations add to the realization that we the people have come to, that is, that the experts don’t know squat. As an engineer myself, who worked in the energy industry almost all of my career, I cringe at the ignorance of Heinrich and so many other politicians. They really don’t want solutions, they want to attempt to keep the citizenry in a state of doubt, fear, and turmoil.

    1. In his original post Heinrich crows about installing a heat pump water heater in lieu of a gas unit but fails to mention that heat pump could easily cost $6-7,000 to install before “all is said and done.” So typical of a rich lefty who cares little about costs as long as their is some insignificant reduction in greenhouse gases. Same is true re methane: Is there a scientific study about the harm done by this substance in NM? Nah, probably not. It’s just assumed by everybody on the left that it’s bad, bad, bad. Just ask them!

  3. It doesn’t take an engineering degree to know that after a 70 year history with solar and a 2500 year history of using wind energy (windmills) that solar and wind are STILL unreliable sources of energy and way too expensive and unproductive. But, I guess crony-capitalism and the money given to solar and wind companies from the taxpayers, then solar and wind giving the money to their cronies in the Democrat Party is well worth it for the corrupt politicians. Michael Moore has a very good documentary on you tube “Planet of the Humans,” about the farce called renewable energy. Of course Moore names the wrong people as the culprits, otherwise a true description of the mess called renewable energy. I guess we New Mexicans can look forward to power outages, high prices, blown up motors, and the rest of it- like they have in Europe, California and Texas.

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