Legal challenges mount over gas industry greenwashing

It may be hard to believe given what you see on TV, but false advertising is a crime that can be punished with fines and jail time. That’s potentially bad news for the people that sell and market “natural” gas, who continue to mislead the public by calling their product “clean.” Growing movement in Canada […]

NW Natural is an obstacle to Oregon’s clean energy future

Oregon has made huge strides away from fossil fuels in recent years – from an ambitious statewide bill to transition to 100% clean electricity to cutting-edge city programs like the Portland Clean Energy Fund, which invests in all-electric appliances to lower the monthly bills and clean the air in communities of color.   But even […]

Is the gas industry charging you to connect your neighbors to gas?

If you pay a gas bill every month, it’s likely that you’re paying to make your neighbors dependent on methane gas for decades to come. When a new home is being built, gas utilities usually pay for the new pipes and meters needed to hook it up to the gas system, and then recoup those […]

Gas is dangerous – just ask Maryland

Gas explosions are shockingly common across the country – causing major damage, injury or death roughly every other day. But few cities have more direct experience with the dangers of gas than Silver Spring, Maryland.   On a warm summer day in 2016, the daily routine at the Flower Branch garden apartment complex in Silver […]

Benzene for breakfast? Study finds gas stoves produce toxins linked to cancer

We know that the “natural” gas in millions of American homes is mostly methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that’s worsening the climate crisis. But it turns out that may not even be the worst thing coming out of your gas stove.   A new study from researchers at PSE Healthy Energy found benzene – a […]

Europe’s energy crisis shows the risks of depending on “natural” gas

It’s hard to ignore the headlines: Europe is facing a long, challenging winter, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and manipulation of its gas supplies has sent energy prices through the roof. The recent apparent sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline – just as the region moves closer to winter, when energy demand is highest – […]

Spiking “natural” gas prices are driving Americans into poverty

There’s a growing energy affordability crisis that is putting millions of Americans at risk of eviction and having their lights turned off by their utilities. And it’s being driven by a specific energy source that the fossil fuel industry constantly tells us is the “affordable” option: “natural” gas.    The cost of gas tripled this […]

Gas industry’s latest advertising target: your kids

As more and more of the world embraces clean electricity in their homes instead of “natural” gas, the gas industry is trying desperately to get ahead of the cultural shifts away from their polluting product. Their latest strategy borrows straight from the tobacco industry playbook – market their dirty product to the next generation. The […]

We can’t afford Manchin’s Dirty Pipeline Deal

Today people from across the country are rallying in Washington to pressure Congress to say no to one of the most egregious handouts ever given to the fossil fuel industry. The Inflation Reduction Act, passed by Congress last month, included many important clean energy investments that will help wean the country off polluting methane gas […]

We’ve Been Gaslit by “Natural” Gas!

  You’ve probably heard the term “gaslighting.” It’s when someone tries to confuse another person by making them doubt and question reality. It turns out it’s not just for toxic relationships anymore! The fossil fuel industry has officially gaslit us about the reality of “natural” gas.    There’s nothing “natural” about natural gas. It’s actually […]

It’s time for EPA to address pollution from gas furnaces

Here’s some science that no one debates: nitrogen oxides are bad for you. They’re a leading cause of childhood asthma, they’re associated with heart disease, and they combine with other elements in the atmosphere to create smog, ground-level ozone and acid rain.   Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency long ago began […]

Gas industry in legal trouble over its misleading advertising

In decades of advertising for “natural” gas, there’s one word you hear over and over again: clean. But mounting evidence shows that the industry’s product is anything but – it’s contributing to asthma in children who live in homes with gas stoves, it contains toxins linked to cancer and it’s responsible for nearly half of […]

Southwest Gas’s dirty politics threaten Arizona & Nevada’s future

When asked where they want their energy to come from, Arizonans and Nevadans are crystal clear: they want more clean electricity like wind and solar, and less fossil fuels. But Southwest Gas – the region’s largest gas utility – is working overtime to keep the region hooked on its methane gas. Whether through backroom lobbying […]

We’re all feeling the high price of “natural” gas

If you’ve got a gas furnace, water heater or stove in your home, you’ve probably already noticed: the price of “natural” gas is on the rise. The wholesale price has nearly tripled just this year, and gas utilities across the country are responding with big rate increases that mean higher monthly bills for millions of […]

States are spending billions to stem gas leaks. It’s not working.

Following a series of deadly explosions and growing evidence that a vast amount of planet-warming methane is leaking from the country’s aging gas system, utilities across the country are spending upwards of $15 billion a year to replace leaking pipelines. But data from several cities that have invested heavily in pipeline replacement programs reveal this […]

Hydrogen & biogas: more gas industry hot air

As the climate crisis intensifies and more people hear about the health and safety risks of “natural” gas in our homes, the transition towards renewable electricity like wind and solar is accelerating. For those of us that appreciate clean air and the promise of a stable climate, this is good news. But for the gas […]

Pay a gas bill? You could be funding fossil fuel lobbyists

The fine print of your monthly energy bills likely contains lots of small surcharges and extra fees from your utility. But there’s one they don’t list that should anger anyone who is a fan of clean air, a stable climate and a healthy democracy. Just about every gas utility in the country is a member […]

It may be hard to believe given what you see on TV, but false advertising is a crime that can be punished with fines and jail time. That’s potentially bad news for the people that sell and market “natural” gas, who continue to mislead the public by calling their product “clean.” Growing movement in Canada […]

November 22, 2022

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Oregon has made huge strides away from fossil fuels in recent years – from an ambitious statewide bill to transition to 100% clean electricity to cutting-edge city programs like the Portland Clean Energy Fund, which invests in all-electric appliances to lower the monthly bills and clean the air in communities of color.   But even […]

November 8, 2022

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If you pay a gas bill every month, it’s likely that you’re paying to make your neighbors dependent on methane gas for decades to come. When a new home is being built, gas utilities usually pay for the new pipes and meters needed to hook it up to the gas system, and then recoup those […]

November 2, 2022

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Gas explosions are shockingly common across the country – causing major damage, injury or death roughly every other day. But few cities have more direct experience with the dangers of gas than Silver Spring, Maryland.   On a warm summer day in 2016, the daily routine at the Flower Branch garden apartment complex in Silver […]

November 1, 2022

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We know that the “natural” gas in millions of American homes is mostly methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that’s worsening the climate crisis. But it turns out that may not even be the worst thing coming out of your gas stove.   A new study from researchers at PSE Healthy Energy found benzene – a […]

October 27, 2022

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It’s hard to ignore the headlines: Europe is facing a long, challenging winter, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and manipulation of its gas supplies has sent energy prices through the roof. The recent apparent sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline – just as the region moves closer to winter, when energy demand is highest – […]

October 24, 2022

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There’s a growing energy affordability crisis that is putting millions of Americans at risk of eviction and having their lights turned off by their utilities. And it’s being driven by a specific energy source that the fossil fuel industry constantly tells us is the “affordable” option: “natural” gas.    The cost of gas tripled this […]

September 28, 2022

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As more and more of the world embraces clean electricity in their homes instead of “natural” gas, the gas industry is trying desperately to get ahead of the cultural shifts away from their polluting product. Their latest strategy borrows straight from the tobacco industry playbook – market their dirty product to the next generation. The […]

September 13, 2022

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Today people from across the country are rallying in Washington to pressure Congress to say no to one of the most egregious handouts ever given to the fossil fuel industry. The Inflation Reduction Act, passed by Congress last month, included many important clean energy investments that will help wean the country off polluting methane gas […]

September 8, 2022

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  You’ve probably heard the term “gaslighting.” It’s when someone tries to confuse another person by making them doubt and question reality. It turns out it’s not just for toxic relationships anymore! The fossil fuel industry has officially gaslit us about the reality of “natural” gas.    There’s nothing “natural” about natural gas. It’s actually […]

August 31, 2022

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