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Promotion of Building Electrification to Improve Human Health

The Washington State Medical Association declares that gas for cooking represents a health hazard and that gas for water and home heating represent long-term public health risks due to climate impacts. (C-8, A-21)

The WSMA promotes policies at the state, county, and municipal levels that would phase out gas infrastructure in new construction, financially assist in the replacement of existing infrastructure with electric heating and cooking appliances, and upgrade local electric power grids to make all electric heating and cooking feasible and equitably available for all Washington residents. (C-8, A-21)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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