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New York’s ban on gas stoves in new buildings faces legal challenge

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A coalition of businesses, trade associations, labor unions, and other stakeholders filed a lawsuit on Thursday against New York’s ban on gas stoves and furnaces in new residential properties. The suit was first reported by the Albany Times Union.


The ban, a key component of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s green energy campaign, was approved earlier this year and is scheduled to take effect in 2026 for buildings under seven stories and 2029 for taller ones.

The legal challenge, filed in U.S. District Court in Albany, argues that the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, a federal statute from the 1970s, supersedes state or local regulations on appliance energy consumption, making New York’s ban invalid.

The New York Department of State, cited as a defendant, has not commented due to ongoing legal proceedings.