This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
Anti-natural gas groups are using misinformation to influence municipalities to ban natural gas appliances
Consumers are battling against activists for their gas stoves.
- Consumers groups are against the natural gas bans. When Berkeley passed its natural gas ban, the California Restaurant Association sued the city because banning the fuel could harm the culinary community.
- Environmental groups citing a Sierra Club-funded report argue that burning natural gas creates indoor air pollution which is harmful to residents. This direct quote from the Canada Health Guidelines which is consistent with independent research that says modern gas stoves with proper ventilation are safe:
“Data from Canadian indoor air studies indicate that the concentration of NO2in most electric stove homes will rarely exceed this level and that this concentration is also attainable in gas stove homes when adequate stovetop ventilation is used.”
- According to the WHO, electricity and natural gas are among the cleanest solutions to keep indoor air quality above WHO guidelines.
- There are two clean indoor cooking options, electricity, and natural gas. It’s worth noting that it is faulty electrical equipment is the most common cause of house fires.
- Despite activist claims that natural gas use is massively increasing emissions, according to the International Energy Agency, natural gas usage has helped save 500 million tonnes of emissions.
Here’s a story that gets it right.