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Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) announced a proposal Tuesday that would make New York the first state to ban natural gas heaters and appliances in new buildings, a new front in the battle over the use of the fossil fuel and its link to certain air pollutants.
Hochul used her annual “State of the State” address to call for a ban on fossil fuels in new buildings beginning in 2025.
The ban would first apply to smaller, newly constructed buildings and then to larger buildings constructed by or after 2028.