Kavanagh, Gallagher demand Hochul ban new gas hookup this year

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Gov. Kathy Hochul gave new life to a proposed statewide ban on gas hookups in new buildings on Jan. 5, and now two local legislators are pushing to include the idea in this year’s state budget.

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, who represents parts of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront, along with Assemblymember Emily Gallagher, who represents parts of northern Brooklyn, introduced the “All Electric Building Act” last year, which would ban municipalities from issuing gasoline permits to all new buildings by the end of 2023. 

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