New York Bans Gas stoves. Also, Costs of Asthma and Smog.

Monday_673x324MONDAY, MAY 22
PROGRAM # 10012 12:00 PM PT

New York Bans Gas stoves.

New York state will ban gas stoves and furnaces from most new homes and buildings by as early as 2026 under a new measure passed by lawmakers. New York is the first state in the country to ban natural gas appliances. States like Washington, Colorado and Maryland have approved measures restricting the use of gas and fossil fuels in buildings. Why is New York’s measure important? What’s wrong with gas? Aside from the gas industry, who else is opposing the law?

Costs of Asthma and Smog. Bad air quality from industrial toxic fumes, diesel trucks, and wildfires, is taking a costly toll in a growing number of asthma attacks and this in turn is costing a lot of money to families in low income communities. Health analysts delve into this issue.

Guest: Anna Lisa Vargas, Lead Community Organizer, Eastern Coachella Valley Communities for a New California Education Fund, Indio, CA

Photo: Ioann-Mark Kuznietsov via Unsplash

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