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    Ald. Maria Hadden (49) speaks about the Clean and Affordable Buildings Ordinance during a news conference Tuesday. [Michael McDevitt/The Daily Line]

    The mayor, a group of City Council members and multiple business and environmental advocacy groups alike are backing legislation, set to be introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, that would effectively ban the use of fossil fuels such as natural gas in newly constructed buildings. 

    If passed, the Clean and Affordable Buildings Ordinance (O2024-0007305) will set new indoor emissions standards for new construction, effectively requiring the use of electricity to heat new buildings and the use of all-electric appliances in most cases.

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