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Consolidated Edison, the largest utility in the New York City area, has imposed a moratorium on new natural gas hookups in fast-growing Westchester County. Con Ed says its pipelines can't handle the increasing demand for natural gas. Opposition to new pipelines has made delivering natural gas to customers a challenge across the northeast. But some state officials have accused Con Ed of trying to create a crisis to force them to approve new pipelines.