The Westchester Natural Gas Moratorium, a ban on new natural gas infrastructure in Westchester County, New York, is a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the use of clean energy sources such as solar and wind. While the moratorium remains in effect, certain cities and towns in Westchester County are still eligible for an oil-to-gas conversion permit.

The cities and towns unaffected by the gas moratorium in Westchester County include:
North Salem
Pound Ridge

Homeowners and businesses in these areas can enjoy several benefits by switching from oil to natural gas as an energy source. Natural gas produces fewer harmful emissions when burned than oil and typically costs less, making it an attractive option for those looking to save money on their energy bills. Additionally, natural gas is produced within the United States, which can help reduce reliance on foreign energy sources and increase energy security.

However, it is important to note that while natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel than oil, it is still a fossil fuel, and its extraction and transportation can have negative environmental impacts. Furthermore, natural gas is a non-renewable resource that will eventually run out. As such, it is crucial to consider the long-term sustainability of natural gas and transition to cleaner, renewable energy sources whenever possible. It is also important to be mindful of gas leaks, which can be deadly once the conversion happens. As a licensed plumbing company we often partner with Con Edison to turn gas back on for customers once they have passed a gas leak test.

Overall, the Westchester Natural Gas Moratorium is a step in the right direction toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting clean energy sources. While oil-to-gas conversions are still available in certain areas of Westchester County, it is important to remember the importance of transitioning to renewable energy sources for the sake of the environment and future generations.