The United States has a long-running love affair with natural gas, with fossil fuels acting as the lynchpin in the country’s power generation mix . At the same time, nearly half of American homes use the fuel for heating . With the transition from fossil fuels to renewables in full swing in many states, natural gas serves as the bridge that will make the switch smoother and less jarring. Top American civil rights activists are among those vehemently opposed to an abrupt switch from natural gas, putting them on a collision path with progressive Democrats and environmentalists who have been pushing for an outright fracking ban . On the opposite side of the spectrum, there’s no shortage of environmentalists and climate advocates in dozens of cities–especially in liberal-leaning states such as Washington, California, and Massachusetts–that have been pushing for natural gas to receive a complete ban in homes and […]