Federal judge dismisses challenge to Berkeley’s natural gas ban

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A year after the California Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit against Berkeley’s natural gas ban, federal judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Berkeley’s ordinance does not violate any federal statute in a dismissal that some speculate will set a significant precedent for energy policy from local governments across the state.

A federal judge for the Northern District of California dismissed the California Restaurant Association’s complaint challenging Berkeley’s natural gas ban. 
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