HARRISBURG – Legislation that would prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances that would prohibit the use of natural gas as a utility has passed the PA House. House Bill 1947 prohibits municipalities from writing new building codes that restrict utility service based on the energy source. Some states, cities, and counties elsewhere have begun looking at all-electric building codes as a way to fight climate change. Bill supporters say people should be able to choose their energy source and that a wide variety of options are available. By enacting the measure, PA, which is the number 2 natural gas state, would join six other states in preserving choice. The bill now goes to the PA Senate.