There's nothing quite like rolling up into the neighborhood and smelling the mouth-watering aroma of someone's grill going.

They could be cooking brats or steaks or chicken or ribs or kabobs - or maybe it's just the scent of burning charcoal. Just catching a whiff of what's certain to be a delicious dinner-to-come must release some endorphins or something.

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The way we grill in Michigan could be changing soon if national activists have their way. Propane and charcoal grills might become things of the past.

Banning Fossil Fuels

Some of America's more progressive states have begun the process of banning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas in an effort to become more environmentally friendly.

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A new law in New York will effectively ban natural gas stoves in any new homes and buildings within the next couple of years. According to CNN, "the law bans gas-powered stoves, furnaces and propane heating and effectively encourages the use of climate-friendly appliances such as heat pumps and induction stoves in most new residential buildings across the state. It requires all-electric heating and cooking in new buildings shorter than seven stories by 2026, and for taller buildings by 2029."

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You know those single-use propane cylinders that are often used with small, portable gas grills? The sale of those will be banned starting in 2028 in California (residents will still be able to use them if they were bought somewhere else).

Is Michigan Next?

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed The Clean Energy and Jobs Act into law. According to NBC, the package is aimed "(improving) state energy efficiency requirements and streamline permitting processes for solar and wind projects. It would also mandate that state utilities shift 100% of electricity sales to clean energy sources by 2040."

It's unclear what this might eventually mean on the consumer level in Michigan. No bans on charcoal or propane grilling appear to be in the works at this time.

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