BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Brookline has moved toward prohibiting the use of oil and gas piping in new buildings in an effort to combat climate change.
The Boston Globe reports community members at a town meeting Wednesday night voted for the bylaw, which means that new buildings would not be able to have heat fueled from gas.
This ban would also apply to building undergoing renovations.
Only three people, out of more than 200, voted against the measure.
The efforts aims to lower the amount of fossil fuel emissions produced in the town.
Now, the measure must be approved by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office to go into effect.