As the days remaining on the legislative calendar tick further down, environmentalists are pushing for passage of some priority bills including the New York HEAT Act. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsors the legislation in the upper chamber, told Capital Tonight that the bill would allow the state to have a “well planned, strategic downsizing of the gas distribution system as required by the CLCPA.”

The NY HEAT Act, which is sponsored by Albany Democrat Pat Fahy in the Assembly, has not moved out of committee and there are just 14 scheduled session days remaining. Under current law, utilities are obligated to hook buildings up to gas, which would change if the NY HEAT Act would change, if passed.