The Democrat-controlled City of Chicago is moving to ban natural gas from all new homes in an effort to comply with the “Net Zero” goals of the unelected World Economic Forum (WEF).
The Chicago City Council is considering an ordinance that would outlaw the use of natural gas in most new buildings.
City Council officials claim the plan is vital in meeting the WEF’s “Net Zero” agenda to “save the planet” from the so-called “climate crisis.”
The proposal is dubbed the Clean and Affordable Buildings Ordinance (CABO).
It would set an emission standard effectively prohibiting natural gas via an unreachable standard.
This would make the Windy City the latest blue city to prohibit future homes from using gas stoves.
It would also pave the way for electric heating and appliances that reportedly emit lower greenhouse gases.
“This is a matter of real survival and the future of our city – and especially our economic future,” said Democrat Alderwoman Maria Hadden, who introduced the CABO.
“We’re being forced in this direction [not only] by nature, but also by policy, by business and [by] industry. People are making these decisions because it’s economical, it’s healthier [and] it’s safer.”
Democrats at the federal, state, and local levels have floated or pursued bans on gas stoves.
A proposed rule from Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Energy (DOE) would ban the sale of half of all gas stoves on the market, the department projected in February 2023.
Months later, the New York State legislature passed a bill that would require new buildings seven stories tall or shorter to use induction ranges and electric heat pumps.
Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul likened the transition from natural gas to the transition away from coal.
The Biden administration in June supported Berkeley, Calif.’s plan it enacted in 2019 to ban natural gas in future buildings.
Years after the city handed down the plan, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the restriction of natural gas by cities and states violates federal law.
Earlier this month, the court declined a petition to grant the case a new hearing, meaning the ruling will be final unless the Supreme Court takes up the case.
Meanwhile, some leftist lawmakers are pushing severe penalties to force the public into complying with “Net Zero.”
Democrats in Washington state are pushing for members of the public to be jailed for up to one year if they are caught using gas-powered gardening tools, as Slay News reported.
According to State Reps. Amy Walen and Liz Berry, jailing law-abiding citizens over their lawn mower’s power source will help to fight “climate change.”
Last month, the Democrat lawmakers introduced House Bill 1868.
The legislation seeks to meet “Net Zero” by the year 2030 by “reducing emissions from outdoor power equipment.”
According to the bill, gas- and diesel-powered landscaping tools “emit a host of air pollutants.”
These “pollutants” are allegedly “contributing to climate change and negatively impacting public health,” the legislation claims.
Elsewhere, Democrat mayors across the country have been pushing measures to ban the public from consuming meat and dairy products as part of a national effort to comply with the WEF’s globalist agenda.
As Slay News reported, 14 major American cities have set a “target” to comply with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) green agenda goals by banning meat, dairy, and private car ownership by 2030.
The U.S. cities have formed a coalition called the “C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group” (C40).
The C40 has established an “ambitious target” to meet the WEF’s goals by the year 2030.
To fulfill the “target,” the C40 Cities have pledged that their residents will comply with the following list of mandatory rules:
- “0 kg [of] meat consumption”
- “0 kg [of] dairy consumption”
- “3 new clothing items per person per year”
- “0 private vehicles” owned
- “1 short-haul return flight (less than 1500 km) every 3 years per person”
The C40 Cities’ dystopian goals can be found in its “The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World” report.
The report was published in 2019 and reemphasized in 2023.
The organization is headed and largely funded by Democrat billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Nearly 100 cities across the world make up the organization.
The American city members of C40 include:
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- New York City
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
The move also has the full support of the White House.
During the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) AIM for Climate Summit last year, Kerry told the audience that “we can’t get to net zero, we won’t get this job done, unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution.”
Kerry warned attendees that his and other world leaders’ “lives depend” on farmers ceasing their operations.
Stopping farmers from growing food will lower agriculture “emissions,” Kerry insists.
He continued by noting that he does not even call it climate change anymore.
“It’s not change; it’s a crisis,” he declared.
“Mitigating methane is the fastest way to reduce warming in the short term,” Kerry claimed as he took aim at livestock farmers.
“Food and agriculture can contribute to a low-methane future by improving farmer productivity and resilience,” he further stated.
However, the overall message delivered by Kerry appeared to be that eating meat should be a luxury that is limited to wealthy elitists like himself.
Essentially, the masses must stop eating meat and using natural fuels to meet the goals of the elite.