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Senate Republican blocks climate bill that targets natural gas access in Massachusetts

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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A Senate Republican blocked a wide-ranging climate bill from advancing Thursday after airing concerns over provisions he argued restricted access to natural gas in Massachusetts and increased energy costs for residents around the state. Democrats were prepared to pass legislation that granted more authority to state regulators to determine the scope of natural gas use in Massachusetts, including by giving them the go-ahead to allow providers to terminate service to consumers so long as they have access to “safe, reliable, and affordable alternatives.” But Sen. Ryan Fattman, a Sutton Republican,...

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