Use of Natural Gas Debated

The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee addressed a proposal for the city of Santa Barbara to ban natural gas from new construction. Though the Chamber acknowledges the importance of addressing climate change, the Chamber also recognizes that the timing is off to make these modifications given the economic impacts businesses are facing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the importance of diversifying the channels of energy consumption. Click here to read the letter sent to Santa Barbara Mayor Murillo and City Council on January 6th, 2021.