SACRAMENTO- Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement in response to the state ban on natural gas heaters by 2030 and a new report from UC Berkeley that showed ratepayers are shouldering a burden of $678 on top of their electricity bills in extra costs.

“Capitol Democrats are taking every opportunity to increase your cost of living. All of this extra money doesn’t even go to paying to keep the lights on and maintaining utility infrastructure. This is even more frustrating given the rolling blackouts we were faced with earlier this year.

“Their solution? Banning natural gas heaters, which will drive the cost of energy and building a home in California even higher.”