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Berkeley reverses its ban on natural gas in new homes after a legal setback

Berkeley reverses its ban on natural gas in new homes after a legal setback

Berkeley, California, has agreed to repeal its pioneering ban on natural gas hookups in new homes, a move that casts doubt on similar bans across the country.

Brad Plumer reports for The New York Times.

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