GOOD NEWS: Totalitarian Eco-Freaks Take An ‘L’ In This VERY Blue Stronghold

by Wes Walker at

This policy followed the tried-and-true ‘progressive’ pattern: deny that anyone wants to do this thing, insist that it’s not REALLY so bad, then make it mandatory.

The ‘progressive’ is in quotes, because all of their progress takes us backward, just like the old joke about what the Communists used before they used candles? Answer: Electricity.

That old joke happens to be really on point for this story, because it’s about the insistence on eco activists to micromanage your life.

It was a little more than a year ago when rumors of a push to ban gas stoves in kitchen made headlines. The left mocked the idea and then, before you knew it, there was a ton of stories about how dangerous gas stoves were not just for the environment, but for people in kitchens. Biden’s administration didn’t outlaw them, exactly, but they did make changes to regulations that would impact which models of gas stoves might be sold to American customers.

Berkley, never one to lag behind in all of the latest Progressive fads, took the hint right away, and ran with the implicit marching orders. They changed the zoning laws to prohibit new natural gas hook-

That was not a well-thought-out plan on their part. That change threw restaurants under the bus. So they took the law to court.

Berkeley, which introduced the nation’s first natural gas ban, is now agreeing to repeal the law after legal defeat at the hands of the California Restaurant Association.

The CRA and the City of Berkeley reached a settlement in the case relating to the city’s 2019 ordinance banning the installation of new gas lines in buildings with Berkeley agreeing to halt enforcement of the ban and the City Council taking steps to repeal the ordinance.