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Living With Climate Change: Gas stoves: New York will vote on first statewide law banning natural gas in new construction

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Already, New York State’s Climate Act is among the most ambitious in the nation. It calls for a 40% reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions economy-wide as soon as 2030.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul participates in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade along 5th Ave. in New York City earlier this year. Hochul’s state budget plan, to be voted on next week, includes banning gas stoves in new construction in favor of electric options — the first such statewide proposal in the U.S.

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New York may soon become the first state in the nation to ban natural gas for stoves and other appliances in new construction when lawmakers vote on a budget plan next week.

The proposal, revealed this week by Gov. Kathy Hochul, mirrors similar efforts in select other parts of the country, including New York City and upstate Ithaca, N.Y.


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