Cities across the country are phasing out natural gas in buildings. This will combat climate change, improve indoor air quality and make homes and businesses more affordable.
The gas industry is fighting back in many states with legislation to stop cities from phasing out natural gas. In Texas, three bills have been filed – HB 1282 by Rep. Deshotel, HB 884 by Rep. Harris, and HB 1501 by Rep. Dean. These bills are a problem for cities and counties that are encouraging affordable electrification. HB 1282, the worst of the bills, has broad language that bans any local effort to limit which energy sources, including gas, can be used in a building.
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