Podcast: Goodbye, gas stoves? The fight heats up

Dishes on a stove

Dishes are placed on a gas stove.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

To fight climate change, municipalities across the United States are banning natural gas lines from being installed in new buildings. This means that gas stoves are out of the question. Berkeley is one of those first to advocate electric appliances. There is also a health aspect. Some gases can be released by open flames that you may not wish to inhale.

But the natural gas industry is fighting back. Today we will discuss the multimillion-dollar war between natural gas companies and municipalities and state governments. This battle is taking place in your kitchen.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: L.A. Times national correspondent Evan Halper

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About The Times

“The Times” is made by columnist Gustavo Arellano, senior producers Denise Guerra, Shannon Lin and Kasia Broussalian and producers Melissa Kaplan, Ashlea Brown and Angel Carreras. Our engineer is Mario Diaz. Lauren Raab is our editor. Jazmin Aguilera, Shani O. Hilton are our executive producers. Andrew Eapen composed our theme song.


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