Arizona’s ‘Gas’ Problem

Gas utilities and their industry partners have spent millions of dollars trying to convince Arizonans that the fossil fuel is “clean,” and that appliances, such as gas stoves, are superior to electric ones. Expensive ad campaigns like “cooking with gas” go back decades. In Arizona, Southwest Gas has contributed thousands in campaign cash and lobbied politicians to outlaw local communities from converting their buildings to electric. Gas companies won’t tell you what the public at large is just beginning to learn: Gas poses significant public health and safety risks and negatively impacts consumers.