Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations
Top News: (updated July 28 2021)
Mark your calendars for Monday, September 13 at 2:30pm. The Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority will be considering adoption of a Resolution supporting all Sonoma County local governments in passing ordinances prohibiting the construction of new gasoline stations in the respective jurisdictions. Be there if you can to encourage all of the cities and the county to adopt their own ordinance! This will be the RCPA’s second meeting on this topic. They met on July 12 to introduce the matter. Info & materials HERE.
In other news… Sonoma County: On May 11, 2021 the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors held a two hour climate action workshop at a regularly scheduled Board meeting. An ordinance addressing new gas stations was one of the policies they considered. All of the supervisors who spoke on the issue made favorable comments in support of a prohibition. See the video recording of the workshop, agenda item #49, HERE. Next steps are not clear. Please contact your supervisor and ask them when they will be agendizing an ordinance.
Santa Rosa: On May 12, 2021 the Santa Rosa Climate Action Subcommittee agreed unanimously to direct staff to draft an ordinance prohibiting the construction of new gas stations within Santa Rosa city limits. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Subcommittee is June 9. Check the Subcommittee’s Website for more info and scheduling updates.
Congratulations to No Gas Here and others in Petaluma for defeating the Safeway Petaluma Gas proposal. Read all about it!
And THANK YOU Petaluma for being the first city in the U.S. to prohibit new gas stations! Read all about it!
Our mission is to stop the construction of new gas stations.
CONGAS stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all who oppose racism and are fighting police brutality. Read more about the connection between gasoline use and social injustice here.
Below is a map of defeated and pending gas station proposals in Sonoma County:
Thanks to everyone who helped stop the gas station proposal at Highway 12 & Llano Road! Our June 18, 2020 action was covered in the Press Democrat and it was a big contributor to the developer’s decision to withdraw the proposal on July 2, 2020. We express gratitude to the developer for responding to the voice of the community. For archived documents related to this effort, please visit THIS PAGE created by our friends at Sebastopol Climate Action.
Please add your name and/or organization to our growing list of supporters by filling out THIS FORM.
Click HERE for a map of the gas station proposals we are opposing, or have defeated.
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There are currently three gas station proposals in Sonoma County. In the midst of a global climate crisis with local impacts already being felt, this is not a wise investment.
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