09/01/2020 - CleanLaw Podcast - State & Regional Climate Strategies

CleanLaw: Caitlin McCoy and Aladdine Joroff on Recent Mass AG Decision on Local Natural Gas Usage Laws

In this episode Caitlin talks with Aladdine Joroff, clinical instructor and staff attorney at our Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, about the recent decision by the Massachusetts Attorney General disapproving Brookline, MA’s law seeking to limit the use of natural gas in buildings, and comments the Clinic submitted on behalf of Mothers Out Front Massachusetts, arguing that Brookline’s law is a traditional exercise of municipal authority and could co-exist with state law.

You can read more about local efforts to limit natural gas use in buildings as well as state efforts to begin to transition away from natural gas in Caitlin’s recent white paper, The Legal Dynamics of Local Limits on Natural Gas Use in Buildings.

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CleanLaw: Harvard Environmental & Energy Law · Episode 48: Caitlin and Aladdine Joroff on the MA AG’s Decision on Local Natural Gas Usage Laws