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Intending to take action against global warming, 32 California cities have passed bans on natural gas in new buildings. This week city officials in Santa Barbara are looking at passing similar regulations.

Santa Rosa and Pacifica are the latest California cities to draft local laws aiming to curb the use of natural gas infrastructure in new construction. It’s part of a push to move away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy.

San Luis Obispo city officials voted once—in early September—to pass a similar ordinance on what’s called decarbonization.

But then attorneys for a utility labor union cried foul.