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The time to speak up is now.
Unreasonable proposals by the Governor are currently being pushed in Albany seeking to ban natural gas use in homes and businesses and requiring electrification, all but guaranteeing energy reliability shortfalls and weather-related disruptions.

Tell Albany
NO natural
gas bans

Legislate sensibly.
Reduce responsibly.

It’s not too late to make your voice heard.
Join us in urging Albany lawmakers to reject any plan that fails to ensure energy affordability, reliability and safety.

Natural gas bans are irresponsible and not the answer.

The Governor has made the following budget proposals:

Ban the installation of natural gas equipment in new residential homes beginning in 2025

Ban the sale of natural gas furnaces and water heaters to existing residential homes beginning in 2030

These measures would require an estimated home conversion cost of $20,000–$50,000 per household, according to consultants working with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). This would be in addition to inevitable skyrocketing electricity costs due to greater demand and new infrastructure needs.

In addition to excessive costs, the State’s plan is almost certain to make energy more weather-dependent and less reliable, as the planned grid buildout will be accomplished almost entirely through renewable energy—primarily wind and solar. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the organization responsible for evaluating the state’s power grid, has issued increasingly frequent and dire warnings about the reliability of the electric grid in the context of the state’s planned energy transformation.

Learn more about National Fuel’s “better plan”

Overwhelming public opposition to gas bans

According to a Siena poll* of Western New Yorkers in January 2023: 


believe that NYS should use both natural gas and low/no carbon fuels.


oppose phasing out natural gas and believe it should remain in NYS’s energy plan.


think we should heat homes and water with natural gas as we shift to zero carbon emissions.

*Source: Siena College Research Institute poll for New Yorkers for Affordable Energy, fielded January 2023