New York Set to Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings, Environmental Groups Say

The decision would follow similar gas bans in New York City as authorities seek to shift from fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy.


New York Governor Kathy Hochul will soon release a budget that likely will include a plan to make New York the first state to ban natural gas and other fossil fuels in new construction, according to Food & Water Watch and other environmental groups.

Officials at the governor's office said Hochul was working with the legislature to finalize the budget, but could not say when they would reach an agreement.

In her State of the State address in January, Hochul committed to "zero on-site greenhouse gas emissions for new construction no later than 2027."

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