New York City is banning natural gas hookups for new buildings


Protesters seen holding placards calling for a stop to the Williams natural gas pipeline (aka ‘Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Pipeline”) during a demonstration held on Centre Street adjacent to City Hall Park in New York City.

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The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to pass legislation banning the use of natural gas in most new construction, a move that will substantially slash climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s most populous city.

The bill now goes to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s desk for signature. Once signed, the measure will go into effect at the end of 2023 for some buildings under seven stories, and in 2027…


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