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California Union Leader: ‘Hundreds and Hundreds’ of Workers Oppose Local Natural Gas Bans

May 12, 2020

San Luis Obispo, Calif., is one of a handful of municipalities around the country contemplating banning or limiting the use of natural gas appliances and hook-ups in new buildings to force electrification as a climate solution. In the spirit of not letting a good crisis go to waste, they even scheduled a vote on this issue during the COVID-19 lockdown. This strategy has received significant pushback from a variety of stakeholders, including local trade unions. To say the strategy backfired would be an understatement.

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