Healey rejects Brookline’s limits on gas hookups in new buildings

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office on Friday struck down the town of Brookline’s plan to restrict the use of gas and other fossil-fuel hookups in new buildings, handing a victory to development groups that opposed the limits.

The decision marks a setback not just for Brookline, but for other Massachusetts towns like Arlington and Lexington that have expressed interest in restricting fossil fuel hookups in new construction, in an attempt to draw closer to “net zero” greenhouse-gas…


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