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DeWine signs bill blocking Ohio cities from banning natural gas

BY: - July 1, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine signed into state law Thursday legislation that blocks cities or counties from banning natural gas or propane hookups to decarbonize new buildings. This makes Ohio one of 19 states that have either passed what’s known as a natural gas “preemption” bill into law or will do so soon upon gubernatorial approval, according […]

Senate committee eyes vote to shield natural gas from cities’ bans

BY: - June 15, 2021

Update: The Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee passed House Bill 201 at 10 a.m. Tuesday. An Ohio Senate committee could vote out legislation Tuesday that would shield the natural gas industry from the potential of cities seeking to crack down on fossil fuel emissions.  If passed, House Bill 201 would block any city or […]

House passes bill blocking cities from banning natural gas

BY: - May 11, 2021

The state House of Representatives passed legislation last week that would block Ohio cities from limiting or banning residents from obtaining natural gas or propane services for their homes. All House Republicans and two Democrats voted in favor of House Bill 201, which would undercut potential efforts from cities taking a go-at-it alone approach to […]